Toklas, Alice B. Aromas & Flavours of Past & Present. Michael Joseph: London, UK 1959 (1st UK Ed). 8vo HC 219pp VG-/VG dj spine browned
Alice B Toklas (1877 - 1967) was born in San Francisco, California. Long before Julia Child discovered French cooking, Toklas was sampling local dishes and collecting recipes in Paris between the wars.
She was confidante, lover, cook, secretary, muse, editor and critic to the writer, Gertrude Stein. Together they hosted a salon that attracted may influential writers and artists of the day including Ernest Hemingway, Paul Bowles, F Scott Fitzgerald, Picasso and Matisse.