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White Truffles in Winter By N. M. Kelby

White Truffles in Winter

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A breathtaking novel, rare and moving, about the world's greatest chef and his unruly heart.
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White Truffles in Winter Summary


White Truffles in Winter: A Novel by N. M. Kelby

White Truffles in Winter imagines the world of the remarkable French chef Auguste Escoffier (1846-1935), who changed how we eat through his legendary restaurants at the Savoy and the Ritz. A man of contradictions-kind yet imperious, food-obsessed yet rarely hungry-Escoffier was also torn between two women: the famous, beautiful, and reckless actress Sarah Bernhardt and his wife, the independent and sublime poet Delphine Daffis, who refused ever to leave Monte Carlo. In the last year of Escoffier's life, in the middle of writing his memoirs, he has returned to Delphine, who requests a dish in her name as he has honored Bernhardt, Queen Victoria, and many others. How does one define the complexity of love on a single plate? N. M. Kelby brings us the sensuality of food and love amid a world on the verge of war in this work that shimmers with beauty and longing.

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White Truffles in Winter Reviews


"Beautifully layered and lovingly detailed, White Truffles in Winter is a tale of extraordinary people entangled in a captivating love story. Filled with lush and decadent longing, this novel will dazzle the mind as well as the senses." -- Diana Abu-Jaber, author of Birds of Paradise: A Novel

About N. M. Kelby


N. M. Kelby is the critically acclaimed author of White Truffles in Winter, In the Company of Angels, Whale Season, and the Florida Book Award-winning A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts, among other works. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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GOR007581343
White Truffles in Winter: A Novel by N. M. Kelby
N. M. Kelby
Used - Very Good
Hardback
WW Norton & Co
2012-03-01
352
0393079996
9780393079999
N/A
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