An omelette and a glass of wine, by elizabeth david, is one of the first books that the lyons press (formerly lyons and burford) published as part of the cook's classic library series it offers 62 articles written by david between 1955 and 1984 for a variety of publications. In the titular essay from the collected short works of elizabeth david, an omelette and a glass of wine, the 'awful genius' of post-war food writing tells of a certain madame poularde, celebrated.
Fun and colorful essays on food and wine, from the vantage point of her life in france and england includes some great culinary history, tradition, and recipes, but a few of the market descriptions went on too long.
An achingly cold glass of champagne or proseco would be more than acceptable if you’re a “pink” wine drinker, no judgements here, may i suggest eye of the storm from sakonnet vineyards.
Further on into the essay, elizabeth explains what a good omelette consists of and then talks about wine with an omelette elizabeth states “although there are those who maintain that wine and egg dishes don’t go together i must say i do regard a glass or two of wine as not, obviously, essential but at least an enormous enhancement of the. I discovered ms david about 15 years ago when i somehow stumbled across her classic book of food essays, an omelette and a glass of wine the title essay was, and is, my favorite among other things, it gave me a taste for omelettes with a glass of white wine. The combination, with the addition of the simplest green salad and the end of a baguette, tastes exactly right to me and calls to mind david’s closing line in an omelette and a glass of wine: “one of the main points about the enjoyment of food and wine seems to me to lie in having what you want when you want it and in the particular combination that you fancy” a woman after my own heart.
An omelette and a glass of wine is comprised of essays the wrote for well-reputed publications such asthe secrets to making a delicious omelet of “exquisite lightness and beauty,” meant to be enjoyed with a glass of wine. The great elizabeth david inspired an interest in omelets with her collected essays an omelet and a glass of wine and of course julia child famously introduced us to french-style omelets as well judith jones, whose omelet recipe is a favorite, is pictured above from a kitchen tour we featured here a few years ago from sara kate.
Take for instance the essay “an omelette and a glass of wine” elizabeth takes us to a celebrated restaurant called the hotel de la tete d’or on the mont-st-michel just off the coast of normandy.