South Wind Through the Kitchen : The Best of Elizabeth David (Hardcover)

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Publisher Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Mfg Part# 9781906502904
SKU 220186679
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1906502900
Release Date 2/17/2011
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1.25T
Author Info
Elizabeth David
Elizabeth David was one of three sisters in an upper-class English family. After a brief career on the stage, she sailed around the Mediterranean in 1939 with her first husband and lived abroad for seven years thereafter, chiefly in France, Greece, Italy, and Egypt, teaching herself to cook as she traveled. She returned to England (husbandless) after the war and began writing cookbooks based on her experiences. She also wrote newspaper columns and articles, and opened a shop in London that sold French kitchenware. David was an OBE and a CBE, and was a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Chevalier de L'Ordre du Merite Agricole, and the recipient of honorary doctorates from the Universities of Essex and Bristol. She was the author of nine cookbooks and one of the first cookbook writers to champion fresh food and natural ingredients, and to inspire respect for the regional cooking of Italy and France. A beautiful, relentlessly private woman who could be difficult to get along with, she once commented, "All there is to know about me is in my books."
From the Publisher
Editors Note Features a collection of over 200 recipes that is organised around courses and ingredients such as eggs and cheese, fish and shellfish, meat, poultry and game, vegetables, pasta, pulses and grains, sauces, sweet dishes and cakes, preserves, and bread.
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