Boreth's contribution to Hemingwayiana is in providing the connective tissue among all the various stations of the author's life, collecting all possible references to food and drink, and then ferreting out suitable recipes to evoke a similar pleasure. For example, in the 1920s Hemingway writes about a lunch with John dos Passos ("whom I consider a very forceful writer, and an exceedingly pleasant fellow besides"). The meal included Rollmops (a herring dish), Sole Meunière, Civet de Lièvre á la Cocotte (jugged hare), and Marmelade des Pommes. Boreth provides the recipes. The reader is left to wonder what the Montrachet 1919, the Hospice de Beaune 1919, and the bottle of Chambertin might have been like.
The Hemingway Cookbook reads like an anthology of postcards sent back from the author's life. The collected recipes are eccentric, as any collection connected to any individual could not help but be. It's like being handed a metal box stuffed with 3-by-5 recipe cards, all of them written in Hemingway's hand and gathered from one end of his life to the other. A curiosity, really. --Schuyler Ingle --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Bought as a gift for my husband who is a big fan of Hemingway and his writing.
It's as much fun to read as it is to make the recipes (which are delicious - I've already worked through most of the cocktails).
The bar recipes are fantastic and the accompanying stories and anecdotes provide crackling fodder for dinner discussions.
I haven't read through the entire book yet but it looks chocked full of interesting facts about Hemingway and his extra ordinary recipes. Can't wait to give it to the boyfriend.Published 3 months ago by Rochelle
What a treat! If your a fan of his or just like a classic culinary look at the past it's a must have.Published 11 months ago by naedaunt
Bought as a gift for my husband who is a big fan of Hemingway and his writing. It makes for interesting reading.Published 14 months ago by Virginia Mary Valentine
World class recipes great stories. Makes you want to go back in time and party with 'Papa', a mans manPublished 16 months ago by PADDLER
I was expecting a hard back. The content is good. I wanted to give this book as a. Gift to a Hemingway lover.Published 19 months ago by Russell Holt
I have many books on Hemingway and find him an interesting individual. My two latest addition are this cookbook and one of his cocktails he enjoyed. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Richard Frehs
If you like to read you are probably in a book club. I am in three and one just read a Hemingway novel. This is perfect for picking the food for our get together. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Dulcinea
I admit to being an avid--some say rabid--Hemingway fan. I ordered the book with no expectations other than to have another Hemingway collectable. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Christine Whitehead