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(Fine Press) Jones, Idwal. The Adventures of Chef Gallois. Salutation by M.F.K. Fisher. Afterword by Thomas Keller.

Illus. with a suite of color portraits of the story's main characters by Milton Glaser. Yellow cloth, paper spine label, dec. slipcase. No. 5 of 275 copies printed by the Yolla Bolly Press. Covelo, CA: The Yolla Bolly Press, 2000.

Signed by Milton Glaser and Thomas Keller in the colophon. Personalized note from Jim & Carolyn Robertson, owners of the Yolla Bolly Press, to Dan & Romaine Strehl, laid-in. A beautifully designed and printed culinary adventure. Idwal Jones (1887–1964) was both a novelist and non-fiction writer at the turn of the twentieth century. Jones focused much of his writing on the beauty, food and wine culture and population boom in California and the west. Jones was a master story-teller, and also a chef. When he wrote about food, it became the stuff of magic. This is his story of young Jean-Marie, who buys a ripe medlar from a cart at the Toulon wharf, and is launched by the succulent fruit on an odyssey which takes him to the most fabled kitchens of France. Artist Milton Glaser's work has won numerous international awards and is represented in the permanent collections at MoMA, the National Archive of the Smithsonian, and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Thomas Keller is one of the best chefs living in America today; he is the owner of The French Laundry, Bouchon and Bouchon Bakery, Ad Hoc, and Per Se. 




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