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|Posted on December 3, 2014 at 2:10 AM|
Of course, you probably won’t find Valentino in an apron cooking in the kitchen, but he does come up with some breathtaking tablescapes for entertaining. "At the Emperor's Table" is a cookbook like no other cookbook you have ever encountered.
The cookbook contains recipes from Valentino’s personal chefs….and like I said before…beautiful tablescapes designed by Valentino himself. Valentino’s passion for tablescapes began after he received a hostess gift, but not just any hostess gift, a vermeil saltcellar shaped as a throne.
With that said, this book is a little bit more on the lavish side, I mean this is not the kind of cookbook you give to your college freshman who is moving to his new apartment. But then again...Valentino never said that he created this cookbook for the average college freshman.
This cookbook is a Valentino creation, and like any Valentino creation, it’s a masterpiece…a work of art that should be treasured for years to come. This cookbook is definitely the haute couture of all the cookbooks that has ever been published to date...with a haute couture price tag.
Do I love this cookbook?
Absolutely...I think everyone deserves to have a Valentino.
And for those of you whose invitation got lost in the mail...here's a clip of Valentino's interview with Fern Mallis in New York City (below)...courtesy of 92Y.
~xoxo Sincerely Yours, Nerisa