It was first writen in 1943..It chronicals the Beck family living in France in the 30s and 40s. It is also about there seach for the perfect cook to take care of there home. It is a fun read, they go through a number of chefs until they find "Clementine" The perfect Burgundian cook.They eventually come home to America, Clementine in tow. When they come to the states, more fun unfolds as a true french cook weaves her way through the American food world of the 40s.The book is half novel and half cook book. all the recipes are mingled into the frame work of the book.
It was givin to me by a friend a week or so ago, so I don't know if you can find it or not, But what a little gem of a book.