“Savor her book in a comfortable chair, with a glass of sherry.”—Bon Appetit
“Elizabeth David has the intelligence, subtlety, sensuality, courage and creative force of the true artist.”—Wine and Food
“The best food writer of her time.”—Jane Grigson, Times Literary Supplement
An Omelette and a Glass of Wine is a culinary classic by the greatest food writer of the mid-twentieth century, and one of the greatest food writers of any era. This revered volume contains a collection of articles Elizabeth David originally wrote for magazines and newspapers such as the Spectator, Gourmet, Vogue, and the Sunday Times (London). It offers delightful explorations of food and cooking, among which are its namesake essay and other such gems as “Syllabubs and Fruit Fools,” “Sweet Vegetables, Soft Wine,” “Pleasing Cheeses,” and “Whisky in the Kitchen.” David's many admirers will cherish this new edition, and readers new to her writing will marvel at her wisdom and grace.
Elizabeth David was the author of nine books, including Mediterranean Food, French Provincial Cooking, and English Bread and Yeast Cookery, for which she won the Glenfiddich Writer of the Year Award. Awarded a Chevalier de l'Ordre du Merite Agricole in France, she lived in England, France, Italy, Greece, Egypt, and India at different periods of her life. She died in 1992.