An Omelette and a Glass of Wine

By Elizabeth David; John Thorne (Foreword by)
(Lyons Press, Paperback, 9781599218601, 368pp.)

Publication Date: March 2010

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Savor her book in a comfortable chair, with a glass of sherry. Bon Appetit Elizabeth David has the intelligence, subtlety, sensuality, courage and creative force of the true artist. Wine and Food The best food writer of her time. Jane Grigson, Times Literary SupplementAn Omelette and a Glass of Wine is a culinary classic by the greatest food writer of the mid-twentieth century, and one of the greatest food writers of any era. This revered volume contains a collection of articles Elizabeth David originally wrote for magazines and newspapers such as the Spectator, Gourmet, Vogue, and the Sunday Times (London). It offers delightful explorations of food and cooking, among which are its namesake essay and other such gems as Syllabubs and Fruit Fools, Sweet Vegetables, Soft Wine, Pleasing Cheeses, and Whisky in the Kitchen. David's many admirers will cherish this new edition, and readers new to her writing will marvel at her wisdom and grace.

About the Author
Edouard de Pomiane was born in Paris, the son of Polish emigres. One of the twentieth century's greatest cookery writers, he lectured at the Institut Pasteur and wrote a number of classic books including Cooking with Pomiane, Cooking in Ten Minutes and The Jews of Poland: Recollections and Recipes. He died in 1964.

John Thorne and Matt Lewis Thorne live in Northampton, Massachusetts, where they publish the food letter "Simple Cooking. "Their most recent book, "Pot on the Fire", won a James Beard Foundation Book Award.
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