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Nobody Knows the Truffles I've Seen: A Memoir

Lang, George

ISBN 10: 0679450947 / ISBN 13: 9780679450948
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1998
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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384 pages. Illus., index, front DJ flap price clipped. Signed by the author. An immensely moving and entertaining memoir, George Lang's story of his extraordinary life as a key player in the postwar palate revolution of America is a quintessential Horatio Alger story told by a born raconteur. The author seasons his account with splashes of comedie noire, as he relives the horrors of Nazi takeover and of his harrowing escape to freedom. Bookseller Inventory # 47603

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Title: Nobody Knows the Truffles I've Seen: A Memoir

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition. Presumed First Printing.

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The author recounts his imprisonment in a Hungarian forced labor camp during World War II, during which his Jewish parents disappeared, and his new life in New York City as a chef to the rich and famous

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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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