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Book Review

Food, lust, ambition clash in ‘Truffles’

By Steve Almond
November 23, 2011
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The putative hero of N.M. Kelby’s new novel, “White Truffles in Winter,’’ is the legendary French chef Auguste Escoffier, who helped forge what we now think of as high cuisine. But the real stars of the book are his dishes, which are described with an eroticized appreciation likely to induce drooling.

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WHITE TRUFFLES IN WINTER By N.M. Kelby

Norton , 334 pp. , $24.95