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The Hemingway Cookbook Paperback – September 1, 2012
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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.
From School Library Journal
Robert Burnham, R. E. Lee High School, Springfield, VA
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
We cannot enjoy the women he had -- and maybe some we have had were even better than he had. Right, BESK-R? And maybe we are too poor to enjoy the places he loved, or to engage in safari with the big game he pursued.
But we can eat and drink; and that is the sheer joy of this book.
You will learn how to cook the simple food that Hem loved, and to make the perfect martini, with the best gin and the best vermouth.
My only problem is that, when I tried the swordfish recipe, I failed...miserably. But perhaps you are a better cook and will succeed at the very beginning.
So here is the list of Hemingway booze, which you can buy with confidence and know that it has Papa's approval: Gordon's Gin, Noilly Pratt vermouth, Bacardi rum, Old Forester bourbon, Cutty Sark, J&B, and Chivas Regal Scotch, plus Campari, Schweppes tonic water, and rum from Martinique. The wines are too numerous to list; and you probably have your own favorites anyway.
Boreth did his homework, and it shows. Any fan of Hemingway will enjoy this book, and even non-fans will probably enjoy the recipes. Plenty of good food and drink knowledge herein, and enough details about Hem/the recipes/the books to interest anyone. Good book, pretty fair cookbook.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great gift for any Hemingway fan, whether they cook or not. It's clear to see how food influenced his life and, in turn, was inspiration for some of his best work.Published 8 months ago by Rosemarie D.
I've always wanted to be fat and drunk. This has helped my achieve my goal.Published 17 months ago by Benjamin I. Vaughan
My husband is a huge Hemingway fan and he thought this cookbook was amazing! I love it too because he has made me some delicious meals with it!Published 18 months ago by Ashlee E. SOsa
GOOD COOK BOOK BUT CAN'T HARDLY BELIEVE HE LIKED PEANUT BUTTER & ONION SANDWICHES... BUT THAT SANDWICH WAS MENTIONED IN ONE OF HIS BOOKS. AMAZING...Published 21 months ago by cki
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 on May 22, 2014 by Rochelle