The autobiographical bits throughout this text are provocative and good reading, for they tell the personal story of a man...

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COOKING A LA LONGCHAMPS: Good Food-No Nonsense

The autobiographical bits throughout this text are provocative and good reading, for they tell the personal story of a man who from boyhood was interested in restaurants and foods- and who is currently owner of Luchow's (Luchow's German Cookbook), the Longchamps chain of luxury restaurants, and Charles, a French restaurant in Greenwich Village. His aim- to preserve or renew atmosphere and an earlier reputation. In this book he tells of his long-time penchant for Longchamps, his concern over its fading standards, and his steps to bring back the habitues with restored decor, dish names, and quality of food and service. This- and the hints on marketing- were to this reader more interesting than the competent array of recipes of Longchamps specialities, adapted to home cooking.

Pub Date: Oct. 16, 1964

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1964