Specialites de la Maison
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First published in 1940 and now back in print with a new foreword by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, this charming little French cookbook, a collection of recipes by noteworthy writers, Hollywood and Broadway celebrities, renowned socialites, royalty—and even a couturier and restaurateur or two—is available again. This edition is an exact facsimile of the original, down to the red and white cloth gingham case, but with a new preface about the book’s history, and Carter’s essay. There’s also a select bibliography of contributors—from Katharine Hepburn and Christian Dior to Eleanor Roosevelt and Charlie Chaplin—created especially for today’s reader. An affordable, adorable package, it’s a great gift for cooks of all levels, francophiles, and pop-culture mavens alike. If you liked the delicious recipes from Julie & Julia, you’ll love Spécialités de la Maison. An instant collectible!
Harper Design, 9780061968983, 176pp.
Publication Date: March 30, 2010
About the Author
Christine Schwartz Hartley is a writer specializing in architecture and design and has translated numerous works from French to English, including Alain Mabanckou's cult novel, African Psycho. She has also reviewed books for Book Forum, the New York Times Book Review, and the Village Voice. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.