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Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

Colette was the surname of the French novelist and performer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (28 January 1873 - 3 August 1954). She is best known for her novel Gigi, the basis for the film of the same title.

I Love Being A Gourmande

Given my solid reputation as a gourmande, many readers imagine me seated at a table, framed with patés and bottles, like the “Gourmand” of a famous poster. That’s too flattering. It’s actually embellishing the truth, taking me for a cordon bleu, while I am only able to manage one dish, and give some advice somewhat brightened up by enlightened gastronomy.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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