Nobody Knows The Truffles I've Seen

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"Both moving and entertaining, George Lang's absorbing autobiography draws the reader into an extraordinarily rich life filled with talent, wonder, and passion: an example of how torment can be transformed into beauty."—Elie Wiesel

"A heartfelt, funny, moving story of survival. A great read."—Paul Newman

"Anyone reading this remarkable memoir will understand why George Lang remains not only one of New York's great restaurateurs but one of its most vibrant citizens as well."—David Halberstam

"A book to savor, relish, smack one's lips over, and profoundly appreciate."—William Safire

"You don't need to be Hungarian to enjoy this book."—George Soros

"George Lang's success story, so brilliantly recounted here, is the absolute personification of the American dream."—Dominique LaPierre

"This book is as charming and sophisticated as its author."—Walter Cronkite

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"I had a ball," the author asserts in an autobiography that includes an account of his stint in a forced labor camp and his parents' deaths in Auschwitz. George Lang's unquenchable zest for life enabled him to overcome those ghastly ordeals and make the most of opportunities in America, where a Hungarian Jew could rise to the top of the restaurant business as a consultant responsible for such legendary establishments as the Four Seasons and the Cafe des Artistes. High spirits and punchy humor distinguish these engaging reminiscences.

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nsely moving and entertaining memoir, George Lang tells the story--as only he can tell it--of his extraordinary life. Seasoning his account with splashes of comédie noire, as he relives the horrors of the Nazi takeover and of his harrowing escape to freedom, he details with generous measures of joie de vivre his metamorphosis from budding violinist to top strategist in the palate revolution that swept across America during the postwar years.

Born in Székesfehérvár, Hungary, only child of a Jewish tailor, Lang was destined for the concert stage. But his world suddenly collapsed: at nineteen he was incarcerated in a forced-labor camp, never to see his parents again. Miraculously (with the help of his rudimentary tailoring skills) he survived, only to find himself, after the liberation, undergoing torture and a trumped-up trial. Even his planned escape from Hungary in a hired hearse backfired, and he was forced to walk through minefields to reach

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