Found Meals of the Lost Generation: Recipes and Anecdotes from 1920's Paris

Suzanne Rodriguez-Hunter, Author Faber & Faber $21.95 (256p) ISBN 978-0-571-19855-9
Smitten by a long-ago era, Rodriguez-Hunter offers what she calls an ``edible time machine,'' or a re-creation of the meals of American expatriates in Paris. Chapters focus on famous couples of the day and the food they shared with the rest of their thriving community. The reader roams from the staid tea of Gertrude Stein's home to the sensual overload offered by artist Man Ray and his muse, Kiki, and from the cycle races of Hemingway to the salon of Picasso, where at a joyous celebration for an aging Matisse, a donkey wanders in and eats Alice B. Toklas's hat. The meals themselves, however, retain little of their creators' flair. Surprisingly bland entries for cocoa and boiled potatoes compete with far too many recipes that call for rabbit. Additionally, the recipes are laid out in paragraphs, making the food easier to read about than to cook. But Rodriguez-Hunter ably captures the excitement and romance of the period, and her description of Langston Hughes bidding farewell to his lover over heavy cream and tiny strawberries is particularly moving. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 10/31/1994
Release date: 11/01/1994
Show other formats
FORMATS
Paperback - 265 pages - 978-0-571-19925-9
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.