An Omelette and a Glass of Wine

by Elizabeth David

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Original Publisher
Viking Books
Date of publication

Recommended by

Joanne Hendricks

Owner of Joanne Hendricks Cookbooks

A collection of pleasurable essays from the British author-- travel, history, restaurants, recipes. Moorish Recipes, Chez Gee-Gee, Operation Mulberry, Whiskey In the Kitchen, Pomiane, Master of the Unsacrosanct, English Potted Meats and Fish Pastes, Secrets, Sweet vegetables, Soft Wines-- to name a few of the essays.

Stephanie Jackson


This was the first cookbook that I read like a novel, and it taught me that the narrative is just as important as the recipe.

Lucy McDonald

Writer and broadcaster

The best cookbook ever written. I read it and re-read it like a novel.

Barry Smith


Heather Holden-Brown

Director, HHB Agency Ltd

Russell Norman

Restaurateur, writer, broadcaster

John Wilkins

Emeritus Professor