Music: In the Kitchen

The Idea: Foreign sophistication in a U. S. cookbook.* The Motive: To surprise U. S. cooks with the knowledge that a few left-over green peppers may be transformed into either Mexican frijoles or Armenian dolmas. The Story: Mrs. Ruth A. Jeremiah Gottfried has assembled in staccato sentences 128 recipes: "The booty that one casual observer in foreign kitchens found practical to bring home and too tempting to leave behind." Each recipe has a catch-eye head- ing—some with snap. Examples: "Pilaf: An Extinct Soup"; "Carme-leis: Swoons in...

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