Thursday, December 21, 2017

Book Beginning: Remembrance of Things Paris: Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet




The year was 1921. The month was May. The city was Paris. And I had just bought a new hat that I remember to this day: an exquisite, wide-brimmed straw hat trimmed with an enormous silk violet.

Remembrance of Things Paris: Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet, edited by Ruth Reichl. I love every minute spent with this book.

This is the beginning of the first essay, "Paris in the Twenties," by Irene Corbally Kuhn, written in 1988.

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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.



Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

Nice choice, Gillon! Happy holidays!

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Gilion,

This is not one for me I'm afraid, although not having heard for either the author or the magazine before, I was quite taken in by those lovely opening lines and beguiling cover art and it was only when I decided to check out the full premise, did I realise my mistake.

I can imagine this being such an interesting collection though, one well worth sharing and I hope that you enjoy the read.

Have a lovely Christmas and thanks for hosting :)


reese said...


Oooh, that does sound like a fun book. You could do a theme & pair it with A. J. Liebling's Between Meals.


Breana M. said...

I love the beginning. It sounds like a lovely hat.

Roberta said...

Glad you're enjoying it. France + Food = How can you go wrong?

Anne Bennett said...

I bet I would love this book. I have enjoyed two books written by Reichl so I bet one edited by her is good. My Friday Quotes Merry Christmas!

Sherry Fundin said...

I guess the hat made quite an impression on her. Happy hollidays
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

topazshell said...

I love Paris and hats. I wish those fancy hats worn in Art painting would come back in style. I love the one described. Merry Christmas!

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