A charming, beautifully illustrated food lover's companion that takes us from a Twelfth Night cake in January to a champagne dinner on New Year's Eve and gives us a celebration of the pleasure of meals. With an entry for each day of the year, this is a book filled with culinary wisdom, recipes, history, and the author's own memories of the delicious and the disappointing.
The menu on the Titanic on the fatal night
How the Baby Ruth candy bar got its name
The seductions of a velvety Brie or the perfect martini
John Irving's family recipe for meatballs
And much more!