Books: Crepes Suzette

LIFE A LA HENRI—Henri Charpentier & Boyden Sparkes—Simon & Schuster ($3).

First lucky fellow to taste a Crepe Suzette was Edward VII, then Prince of Wales. Moved to the ecstasy of inspiration by the presence of gourmandizing royalty, 14-year-old Assistant Vaiter Henri Charpentier of Monte Carlo's Cafe de Paris did things to French pancakes that had never been done before, served the kingly dish in a blaze of spirits. Edward's princely palate was pleased; he asked Henri to name the concoction after a friend's little daughter who...

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