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Custard Josephine Baker from Alice B. Toklas Cook Book

Custard Josephine Baker from Alice B. Toklas Cook Book: Here’s another great recipe from the Alice B. Toklas Cook Book: a custard named after the legendary Parisian dancer, Josephine Baker.

Alice B. Toklas Cook Book, 1954

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Alice B Toklas Cook Book: The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book, written by Alice B. Toklas and illustrated by Sir Francis Rose. First American edition, published in 1954 by Harper and Brothers, New York. Hard cover, with dust jacket, 288 pages. This book is a true artifact of American history, as Miss Toklas lived with Gertrude Stein on Paris’ Left Bank, as a member of the Lost Generation. Many anecdotes–and recipes–come from Toklas’s and Stein’s adventures with the American Fund for the French Wounded during World War II, traveling the French countryside in their car, Aunt Pauline. Other recipes come from their travels in the United States, from hotels and restaurants around the world, well as from famous and not-so-famous friends. It is an excellent cookbook, with recipes and stories all told in charming detail! Toklas gives us more than 350 recipes for meals that you can serve, garnished with her juicy bits of literary history!  The book is in MINT condition.

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