Peeking Behind the Wallpaper

Peeking Behind the Wallpaper

The Gilded Age of Hotel Dining : the Life of A Chef, 40 Years of Kitchen Lore and Quirky Stories From Three Continents : Irreplaceable Menus From 1928-1984, the Waldorf - Astoria, the Plaza in New York, Photographs and Kitchen Worksheets, Bicentennial Menus

Book - 2012
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"Auto-biography of a chef who began apprenticeship in 1946 in war-torn Austria and, after an odyssey through kitchens in many countries became Executive Chef of The Waldorf-Astoria. During the Bi-centennial he supervised meals for the most powerful people in the world. The book is about glorious hotel dining and memorable banquets, including menus and kitchen work sheets. There are vignettes about accounting follies, catering directors, kosher caterers and managers,. There are quirky stories about captains, waiters and cooks. The book looks into the kitchen of the St. Regis Hotel when it was still owned by Mrs. Astor, with menus from the legendary Maisonette and King Cole Bar. There are Plaza menus from 1928, stories about holidays in hotels, and permanent residents. There is advice about cooking and long forgotten classical dishes such as terrapin and crab meat Remick." -- Author's website.
Publisher: New Jersey : Arno Schmidt Enterprises Ltd., c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780615399188
Branch Call Number: 641.5 S349
Characteristics: 460 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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