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Gourmet's Old Vienna Cookbook: A Viennese Memoir

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ISBN 10: 0933166036 / ISBN 13: 9780933166035
Published by Gourmet Books
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Gourmet's Old Vienna Cookbook: A Viennese ...

Publisher: Gourmet Books

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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With its 1,200 delectable recipes and its charming evocations of life in a Viennese household, this book is the most comprehensive and delightful ever published on Viennese cooking. Lillian Langseth-Christensen's love for the cuisine of Vienna and her understanding of all its nuances shine through every page - as she confides the culinary tricks and secrets she learned firsthand from the good Austrian cooks she has known since childhood. The recipes range from the simplest peasant fare to the fancy pastries and confections that are the pride of the Viennese. Starting with the tantalizing appetite-stimulators known as Vorspeisen (a liver pate studded with almonds, for instance, or a mushroom soufflé over a tart of dill shrimp), Mrs. Langseth-Christensen leads us on to steaming soups invariably ladled out of a handsome tureen (the most important item in a bride's hop chest) - soups that are garnished with shredded pancakes or pigeon eggs or dumplings. Then on to recipes for fish from the Austrian lakes and rivers, and for meat dishes - always treated with respect and finesse. Then vegetables, usually a separate course, turned into tarts and puddings or embellished with capers, crumbs, cheese, wild herbs. The art of making noodle dough - the first culinary accomplishment a Viennese mother teaches her daughter - is carefully detailed, as are the secrets of creating at home all the wonderful cakes and pastries that Sacher's and Demel's and Gerstner's have made world famous. Rich and immensely satisfying, this is a lovely, iconic personal cookbook that typifies the "Gemütlichkeit" of the Viennese way of life - a book that will long continue to endear itself to new generations of cooks.

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