Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's eve with Proust

"What do I see? A Nesserlode pudding! As well!
I declare I shall need a course at Carlsbad after such a Lucullan-feast as this."
(À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs)
"An architectural cake, as urban and familiar as it was imposing, seemed to be enthroned there on the off-chance as on any other day, in case the fancy seized Gilberte to discrown it of its chocolate battlements." (À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs)

"What is this prettily colored thing that we're eating?" asked Ski.
"It's called strawberry mousse." said Mme Verdurin. (Sodome et Gomorrhe)
The roses of Revé painted flowers upon the surface of the porcelain stands in which they were arranged, (...) reflected on the white-panelled walls, they produce the impression of motionless designs, as blue as hyacinths, as red as roses." (Le Côté de Guermantes)

All images from "Proust, La Cuisine Retrouvée"  1991
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Ljezina said...

May 2011 bring continued health and happiness.

Anonymous said...

oooh.. what lovely images...and I too would like to decrown the chocolate thing of it embattlements.. Happy New Year... maureen

Eva Marie Sutter said...

So so fine!

mary said...

Yum. But the connection with Proust--Brillante!! Have a wonderful New Year's day blessings for all of 2011.

Christen said...

Love the photography here! It reminds me of my Mom's Victoria magazines when I was a girl...and to see this if from early 90's, yes right time frame. I wander what was in the air then?
Thank you for this beautiful post, and blessing in 2011!

Claudia Juestel said...

What a fabulous post Albarosa. Love the photos.

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
Marcel Proust

Happy New Year Albarosa!

Maria Killam said...

Love the last image! Happy New Year Albarosa!

Irina said...

Gorgeous images, I must buy the book.
Happy New Year to you and your family!

peggy braswell said...

Just beautiful!happy new year albarosa dear..xx

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Beautiful photographs and quietly stylish - just fabulous! Wishing you a very happy new year. Love from London xo

annechovie said...

Just gorgeous, Albarosa. Thanks for your sweet comment. Happy New Year! All the best to you and your family in 2011! xo

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