Audrey at Home

Audrey at Home

Memories of My Mother's Kitchen : With Recipes, Photographs, and Personal Stories

Book - 2015
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Enter Audrey Hepburn's private world in this unique New York Times bestselling biography compiled by her son that combines recollections, anecdotes, excerpts from her personal correspondence, drawings, and recipes for her favorite dishes written in her own hand, and more than 250 previously unpublished personal family photographs.

Audrey at Home offers fans an unprecedented look at the legendary star, bringing together the varied aspects of her life through the food she loved--from her childhood in Holland during World War II, to her time in Hollywood as an actress and in Rome as a wife and mother, to her final years as a philanthropist traveling the world for UNICEF.

Here are fifty recipes that reflect Audrey's life, set in the context of a specific time, including Chocolate Cake with Whipped Cream--a celebration of liberation in Holland at the end of the war; Penne alla Vodka--a favorite home-away-from-home dish in Hollywood; Turkish-style Sea Bass--her romance with and subsequent marriage to Andrea Dotti; Boeuf à la Cuillère--Givenchy's favorite dish, which she'd prepare when he'd visit her in Switzerland; and Mousse au Chocolat--dinner at the White House. Audrey also loved the basics: Spaghetti al Pomodoro was an all-time favorite, particularly when returning home from her travels, as was a dish of good vanilla ice cream. Each recipe is accompanied by step-by-step instructions, including variations and preparation tips, anecdotes about Audrey and her life, and a poignant collection of photographs and memorabilia.

Audrey at Home is a personal scrapbook of Audrey's world and the things she loved best--her children, her friends, her pets. It is a life that unfolds through food, photographs, and intimate vignettes in a sophisticated and lovely book that is a must for Audrey Hepburn fans and food lovers.

Publisher: New York, New York :, Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, 2015, ©2015.
ISBN: 9780062284709
Branch Call Number: 641. 5092 HEP D
Characteristics: 256 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Spinola, Luigi - Author


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Mar 20, 2020

This is a wonderful book written by Luca Dotti, Audrey's youngest son. It's more of a "food biography" than a regular biography. It's filled with wonderful pictures and recipes (I can't wait to try some!) as well as touching moments. Highly recommended for every Audrey fan!

shokolit Jun 14, 2016

This book offers a look at Hepburn's "real" life , including some of her recipes, and photos of Audrey Hepburn sans glitter. Written by one of her sons.

May 28, 2016

Rich with photos and some recipes, the writer--one of Audrey Hepburn's sons--offers a personal albeit somewhat superficial view of his mother in her youth and mostly after she retired from films, at home. Hepburn had a special connection to UNICEF, for whom she became an ambassador, because of her terrible experience in WWII. The author's and Hepburn's humanity shines through with the most important recipe in the book.

Apr 23, 2016

This is a delightful memoir/recipe book through which I learned much more about the woman, not the actress. Apparently, she was a very loved mother.

145e Aug 28, 2015

A gem. we learn more about the "real" Hepburn in this slim volume then in any of her biographies. If you are a fan or just want to get to know Audrey, read this absolute joy of a book.

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