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Before that French Laundry, there was Sally Schmitt’s French Laundry

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Nice article in today's LA Times about the woman who started and ran the French Laundry restaurant for 16 years with her husband before selling to Thomas Keller in 1994.

Before that French Laundry, there was Sally Schmitt’s French Laundry

Can't wait to see her cookbook when it comes out!

 

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16 minutes ago, blue_dolphin said:

Nice article in today's LA Times about the woman who started and ran the French Laundry restaurant for 16 years with her husband before selling to Thomas Keller in 1994.

Before that French Laundry, there was Sally Schmitt’s French Laundry

Can't wait to see her cookbook when it comes out!

Thank you. I have tears in my eyes. It was a photograph of Sally’s hands peeling an apple with a knjife. It could’ve been my grandmother’s hands. And I am guessing the hands of hundreds and thousands of other grandmothers.
 

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10 minutes ago, Anna N said:

Thank you. I have tears in my eyes. It was a photograph of Sally’s hands peeling an apple with a knjife. It could’ve been my grandmother’s hands. And I am guessing the hands of hundreds and thousands of other grandmothers.
 

 

Indeed.  The whole picture reminded me of my grandmother in the kitchen, wearing an apron,  sitting in a chair pulled up to the kitchen table and cutting apples or peeling potatoes with a little paring knife. 💕

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That was, btw, a great story.

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This web page says that Sally's cookbook, Six California Kitchens: Sally Schmitt’s Stories & Recipes From Over a Half-Century of California Cooking will be published by Chronicle Books in 2021.

 

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53 minutes ago, blue_dolphin said:

This web page says that Sally's cookbook, Six California Kitchens: Sally Schmitt’s Stories & Recipes From Over a Half-Century of California Cooking will be published by Chronicle Books in 2021.

 

From the “Press” section is this article by Marion Cunningham which contains a recipe for a pear and raspberry shortcake that sounds quite delicious. 

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