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An Omelette and A Glass of Wine
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An Omelette and a Glass of Wine
(The Cook's Classic Library) by Elizabeth David, John Thorne
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Reviewed by Jeremy Emmerson

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May 2002
Ask any chef residing in Britain to name their favorite food writers past and present and Elizabeth David is sure to make the list.

For over a third of the last century Elizabeth David lead the field in British food writing. Living in a multitude of countries she immersed herself in the cuisine of Europe and North Africa. Enabling her to write with authority on a broad spectrum of food and wine related topics. In 1992 Elizabeth David past away - leaving behind an array of masterfully written articles and essays.

An Omelet and A Glass of Wine is a collection of her work. Originally written for The Spectator, Gourmet magazine, Vogue and The (London) Times. The majority of these pieces were penned during the 1940's and 50's. My thought when opening the book was that surely these vintage articles would have no bearing on today's food scene. How wrong I was.

Whether Ms. David is giving commentary on the service one receives when dining out or casting her thoughts on simple convenience foods, like mayonnaise. Her writing proves to be timeless and completely relevant to current times. Laced with a gentle touch of grandmotherly humor An Omelet and A Glass of Wine is a "perfect pick up and put down" book. It will make an inexpensive addition to your book collection and offer you the opportunity to enjoy the wisdom of one of the last century's greatest food writers.

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