White Truffles in Winter (Paperback)
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393343588, 368pp.
Publication Date: October 8, 2012
November 2011 Indie Next List
— Erica Caldwell, Present Tense, Batavia, NY
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Auguste Escoffier (1846-1935) was the renowned French chef and restaurateur who gave birth to the way we eat today. The heart of Escoffier's story, however, lies in his love for two very different women: the beautiful, reckless actress Sarah Bernhardt and his wife, the poet Delphine Daffis. This lushly imagined novel transports us into Escoffier's private world, weaving a sensual tale of food and longing, war and romance.