The recipe book for foodies, practical cooks and gossips alike. The legendary Alice B Toklas Cookbook is a collection of some of the brightest ideas for preparing delicious meals as well as a rich mine of stories about the best-known artists and writers living in mid-twentieth-century France. Here we find everything from good old-fashioned salade nicoise to the intriguingly named Custard Josephine Baker, Sea Bass for Picasso and the famous recipe for Hashish Fudge. Alice B Toklas led an extraordinary life on her travels through Europe with her lover Gertrude Stein, the American writer and art collector. It is really here, in this collection of recipes gathered over 25 years, that the atmosphere of Bohemian France comes alive.