10 Richard Olney’s Sprouts Gratin

The Dish That Launched A $1,050,000 Suit

Appears in
The Official Foodie Handbook

By Ann Barr and Paul Levy

Published 1984

  • About

This was the recipe that set off alarm bells in the head of Robert Shoffner, wine and food editor of The Washingtonian, when he read how to make the same dish in 1983 in a review copy of Richard Nelson’s American Cooking. Shoffner is fond of Brussels sprouts, and he thought he saw similarities in Nelson’s recipe to his favourite Richard Olney recipe from S