High Bonnet: A Novel of Epicurean Adventures


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The chef's towering white toque, the high bonnet, is the mark of achievement to which every young sauce-stirrer aspires. Idwal Jones's urbane novel follows the young provincial Jean as he attempts to master culinary art at the hands of Paris's most distinguished chefs. Jean will win his high bonnet and the royal bearing that accompanies it - but not until he's had many outrageous adventures, in the kitchen and out. High Bonnet is a sly send-up of the seething politics, subtle artistry, and enslavement to the palate that ...

High Bonnet: A Novel of Epicurean Adventures 2001, Modern Library, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375757563

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