Monday, June 22, 2015

Murder in the Kitchen by Alice B. Toklas

Title: Murder in the Kitchen

Author: Alice B. Toklas

Published: Penguin Classics, 2011

Pages: 96

Summary: Alice B. Toklas describes her life with partner Gertrude Stein and their famed Paris salon, which entertained the great avant-garde and literary figures of their day.  (Taken from Goodreads)

Thoughts: Murder in the Kitchen is part of the Penguin Great Food series, featuring excerpts from various books to do with food.

Alice B. Toklas was the cook and partner of Gertrude Stein.  Together they had a house where they hosted several artists and writers such as Picasso.

Alice B. Toklas had a really interesting life and this book has snippets of stories from her life.  Interspersed with these stories are recipes she collected and created throughout her life.

The recipes themselves sounded really good and there were a few of them that I wouldn't mind trying. 

I really enjoyed reading Murder in the Kitchen and my only complaint is that there wasn't enough of it.  Luckily, this is an excerpt from Toklas' book, The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook so I imagine I will be checking that out eventually.

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