[read online Audible] ReflexionsAuthor Richard Olney – Albawater.co

This book begins in New York inwhere Olney, a struggling artist, waited tables in Greenwich Village, then moves to Paris and weaves a magical description of food that becomes so real as if you were actually there with Olney It is a long awaited story of the man who brought the simplicity of French cooking to the United States, and a statement about one of the finest and most important food professionals in the world Mr Olney s influence in the culinary profession was profound New York Times unparalleled view of French food and wine Chicago Tribune Olney was well ahead of his time He was without doubt, one of the most influential of modern writers about food He has a very strong claim to be considered the best Times, London Richard Olney, one of the first food writers to introduce the simple joys of French cooking to American readers was an American who lived in Europe for almostyears He died unexpectedly July ,Author of thantitles and inspiration to hundreds his works include French Menu Cookbook, Simple French Food, The Good Cook, Yquem, Ten Vineyard Lunches, Roman e Conti, Provence the Beautiful, Lulu s Proven al Table, Good Cook s Encyclopedia, and French Wine and Food A resident of Solli s Toucas, France, Olney was close to his art and family and friends


10 thoughts on “Reflexions

  1. Andrew Schirmer Andrew Schirmer says:

    Exhausting One could only hope for the cash, andimportantly, the stamina to live as Olney did One grand repas after the other After reading Reflexions , one begins to feel that to begin a meal with anything less than Krug would be out of the question Delightfully bitchy in places Julia Child and M.F.K Fisher are taken down a notch or two No one knew French cooking like Olney, his books should be sought out by anybody with even a passing interest in cuisine, French or otherwise The Exhausting One could only hope for the cash, andimportantly, the stamina to live as Olney did One grand repas after the other After reading Reflexions , one begins to feel that to begin a meal with anything less than Krug would be out of the question Delightfully bitchy in places Julia Child and M.F.K Fisher are taken down a notch or two No one knew French cooking like Olney, his books should be sought out by anybody with even a passing interest in cuisine, French or otherwise The somewhat tedious compilation of these posthumous memoirs will alienate the general reader, while the specialist will find much to delight in Another reviewer has likened it to a diary I think it closer to an opera by Handel sumptuous little arias nestled between overlong yet essential recitatives Vive Richard Olney


  2. Jeff Seroy Jeff Seroy says:

    Basically a diary but pretty fantastic and enjoyable many great chracters, and cameo appearances by the Childs, James Beard, Sybil Bedford, James Baldwin, Alice Waters An enviable life.


  3. Susanne Susanne says:

    Casts light on the politics of the world of food Tedious read but interesting nonetheless.