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Instead of a book review or recipe, today I want to tell you about a recently discovered series of books. I've long been a fan of Modern Library and, when faced with a choice, almost always opt for their editions.
A couple of weeks ago, in conjunction with Paris in July, Audrey reviewed Clementine in the Kitchen by Samuel Chamberlain. Audrey's reviews often prompt additions to my wish list, but this time I was thrilled to discover that the book is actually part of Modern Library's Food Series.
Naturally, further investigation was in order. Though not a large series, the books, both nonfiction and fiction, seem to have vintage leanings and several look quite interesting. My wish list is officially out of control.
Clementine in the Kitchen: Modern Library Foods by Samuel Chamberlain
Endless Feasts: Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet (Modern Library Food) by Gourmet Magazine Editors and Ruth Reichl
The Passionate Epicure: La Vie et la Passion de Dodin-Bouffant, Modern Library Food Series by Marcel Rouff
Katish: Our Russian Cook (Modern Library Food) by Wanda Frolov, Henry Stahlhut and Marion Cunningham
Cooking with Pomiane (Modern Library Food) by Edouard de Pomiane, Peggie Benton and Elizabeth David
High Bonnet: A Novel of Epicurean Adventures (Modern Library Food) by Jones, Idwal and Bourdain, Anthony