Words can barely do justice to this lavishly rich and detailed chronicle of Richard Olney by Richard Olney. Detailing a lifetime of people and places and events Richard Olney captures the heart and imagination of food and wine lovers throughout the ...
world. The book begins in New York in 1951 where Olney, a struggling artist, waited tables in Greenwich Village, then moves to Paris and weaves a magical description of food that becomes so realm -- as if you were actually there with Olney. This book is a long-awaited story of the man who brought the simplicity of French cooking to the United States, and a statement about one of the finest and most important food professionals in the world.