Feb 20, 2020 - Sale 2530

Sale 2530 - Lot 28

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ENCOURAGING A CHEF-IN-TRAINING CHILD, JULIA. Typed Letter Signed, with 11-line holograph postscript, to Susan Dresner, encouraging her to use ingenuity and persistence in order to secure an apprenticeship, recommending cooking schools, sending a list of Swiss schools [present], and, in the postscript, suggesting that she write magazine articles on food. Signed in red ink, the postscript written on verso, in blue ink. 2 pages, 8vo, "The French Chef" stationery, written on recto and verso of a single sheet; moderately faint bleedthrough affecting text of first page, horizontal folds. With the original envelope. Boston, 29 March 1971

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". . . [I]f you can possibly apprentice yourself in a good restaurant, that is the best of all. . . . [G]o into some of the good restaurants and offer yourself as ready to do anything. This is so much a matter of your own ingenuity and persistence . . . in New York as well as in France or on the Côte d'Azur.
"Good schools here are . . . The Culinary Institute of America . . . . The Cornell School of Hotel and Restaurant Management is also reported to be good. . . .
"Abroad, the French have not done much about cooking training . . . . The Swiss, however, are renowned in the field . . . .
The postscript: "How to break into the food establishment? . . . Start writing, and sending things in to magazines that publish food articles! There is really a dearth of qualified people who are really cooks as well as writers."
With--Photocopies of two typed lists of cooking schools, one in Europe, the other in America, with related notes. 2 pages, 4to, separate sheets. Circa 1971.