Life Is Meals: A Food Lover's Book of Days

Life Is Meals: A Food Lover's Book of Days

Life Is Meals: A Food Lover's Book of Days

James Salter, Kay Salter


From the PEN/Faulkner Award–winning writer James Salter and his spouse, Kay—amateur cooks and significant hosts—here is a captivating, superbly illustrated nutrition lover’s spouse that, with an access for every day of the yr, takes us from a 12th evening cake in January to a champagne dinner on New Year’s Eve. Life Is Meals is wealthy with culinary knowledge, heritage, recipes, literary pleasures, and the authors’ personal tales in their triumphs—and catastrophes—in the kitchen.
For instance:
The menu at the Titanic at the deadly evening
Reflections on eating from Queen Victoria, JFK, Winnie the Pooh, Garrison Keillor, and so forth
The seductiveness of a velvety Brie or the best martini
How to make a decision whom to ask to a dinner party—and whom to not
John Irving’s family members recipe for meatballs; Balzac’s love of coffee
The maximum dinner ever given on the White apartment
Where in Paris Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter had French onion soup at 4:00 a.m.

Sophisticated in addition to useful, opinionated, and essential, Life Is Meals is a tribute to the dignity of food and drinks, and the enjoyment of sharing them with others. “The meal is the logo of civilization,” the Salters discover. “What may one be aware of of existence appropriately lived, or nights as they need to be spent, except meals?”

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