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Ritz & Escoffier: The Hotelier, the Chef, and the Rise of the Leisure Class (Large Print / Library Binding)

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This book is so much fun to read! In the first place, did you know that the ascent of the hotelier Ritz and the chef Escoffier was entangled with the success of Richard D'Oyly Carte, producer of Gilbery and Sullivan's original productions? And is Foodie Culture seems glamorous now, you should check out  London and Paris at the turn of the last century! This is social history that goes down like... Souffle! 

— Nina


In a tale replete with scandal and opulence, Luke Barr transports readers to turn-of-the-century London and Paris to discover how celebrated hotelier C sar Ritz and famed chef Auguste Escoffier joined forces at the Savoy Hotel to spawn the modern luxury hotel and restaurant, where women and American Jews mingled with British high society, signaling a new social order and the rise of the middle class.

About the Author

LUKE BARR is the author of the New York Times bestselling Provence, 1970. Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and Switzerland, Barr attended Harvard College and was formerly the features editor at Travel + Leisure magazine. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their two daughters.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781432849764
ISBN-10: 143284976X
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: April 18th, 2018
Language: English