Tales from a Parisian Salon


If you’ve maxed out on standard beach reads this summer, why not pick up Alice B. Toklas’ Murder in the Kitchen this weekend so that you can discuss it at The Brooklyn Kitchen’s Foodie Book Club meeting on Monday night? A dry-witted account of the salon that Toklas and Gertrude Stein hosted together in Paris for pals like Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Matisse, Murder in the Kitchen is a time-honored cookbook and a compelling read that intersperses local recipes that Tolkas picked up on her travels along with anecdotes like the time she decorated fish in order to amuse a certain dinner guest named Pablo Picasso. The discussion is free, but participants are encouraged to bring dishes inspired by the book.

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