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    • Ritz and Escoffier

    • By: Luke Barr
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    In early August 1889, César Ritz, a Swiss hotelier highly regarded for his exquisite taste, found himself at the Savoy Hotel in London. He had come at the request of Richard D'Oyly Carte, the financier of Gilbert & Sullivan's comic operas, who had modernized theater and was now looking to create the world's best hotel. D'Oyly Carte soon seduced Ritz to move to London with his team, which included Auguste Escoffier, the chef de cuisine known for his elevated, original dishes. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like Cesar Ritz, a real dandy

    • By BenYL on 04-24-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Provence, 1970

    • M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste
    • By: Luke Barr
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    Provence, 1970 is about a singular historic moment. In the winter of that year, more or less coincidentally, the iconic culinary figures James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Richard Olney, Simone Beck, and Judith Jones found themselves together in the South of France. They cooked and ate, talked and argued, about the future of food in America, the meaning of taste, and the limits of snobbery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb Narration, Engrossing Tale

    • By Robert R. on 10-22-13
    • M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste
    • By: Luke Barr
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Release date: 10-22-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 111 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00