April 30th, 2010

entertaining refreshments for a Ladies' Bridge Club

happy birthday alice babette toklas -born in san francisco april 30th, 1877. died in poverty march 7 1967. although clearly toklas was stein's life partner and stein left her considerable and valuable collection of art to her, the stein family swooped in and took it all.

like all the 'good' artist's wives, toklas was always shoved into the background and forgotten. her cookbook including the famous 'hashish fudge'( a recipe brion gysin gave her) has been in print continuously since publication and ranks as one of the biggest selling cookbooks of all times.