Memoirs of a Cook
Memoirs of a Cook shares the recipes and recollections of Mildred Knopf, hostess and respected cook that was married to the film producer Edwin H. Knopf.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 414 pages.
Publisher: Atheneum Books
Author: Mildred O. Knopf
Description: Combining the glamour of yesterday with today's preference for simpler, more sensible fare, Mildred Knopf, author of The Perfect Hostess Cookbook, offers a comprehensive collection of very personal recipes resulting from her more than fifty years of experience as an elegant hostess and much-admired cook.
Interspersed with the recipes are Mrs. Knopf's delightful recollections of memorable meals, the particular occasions on which some of these dishes were served, and the very special people who shared them. Mrs. Knopf grew up eating the magnificent food prepared by her mother's Austrian cook, trained in Franz Joseph's kitchens, although she herself could not even boil water. But marriage, experience, and a love for what is best and most original soon changed all that as she began to entertain the greatest luminaries during the golden days of Hollywood.
Memoirs of a Cook is both a delight to read and an indispensable tool for any home cook. Its wide-ranging selection of recipes offers a dish for every occasion and for every level of expertise. Truly this is a book you can turn to again and again, and discover something new each time.
Condition: Good condition. Interior dust jacket flap clipped.
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