1958 “Seventeen-year-old Bianca Passarge of Hamburg …..”
“According to legend, three wine merchants came to the town of Zell (in Germany) to buy wine. They narrowed their choice to three barrels, but they couldn’t agree on which was best. A black cat suddenly jumped on one of the barrels, arched its back and swiped its paw at anyone who tried to get close. They quickly chose the barrel so obstinately defended by the cat, thinking that it probably contained the best wine. If your bottle can tell a story, fantastic. And if it can appeal to the millions of kitty cat lovers in the wine aisle, even better! Another bottle that begs to be reused after the wine is long gone.”
Marie Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin (4 April 1902 – 26 December 1969) was a French novelist, poet and journalist.
Haute Cuisine: French Novelist Louise de Vilmorin’s Recipes From the Pages of Vogue
FRANCE. 1945.Ê The French author, Louise de VILMORIN. Louise de VILMORIN, crivain franais.
Louise de Vilmorin in her “Salon Bleu”, designed by Henri Samuel. Verrières-le-Buisson, France. Gerard Wurtz, 1969.
Louise de Vilmorin’s Stuffed Cabbage
1 medium green cabbage2 cups cold cooked pork or sausage meat or roast veal, ground
4 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1/2 pint yogurt or sour cream
Plunge the cabbage into enough rapidly boiling salted water to cover the cabbage. Boil for 5 minutes. Drain well, bottom up. Separate the leaves and cut out the hard cores. Place a spoonful of well-seasoned stuffing on the edge of each leaf. Turn over the sides of the leaves and roll up. Place side by side in an oiled casserole with a cover and simmer on the lowest fire for about an hour. To keep moist, add a few spoonfuls of broth or water. Uncover and let brown, turning after 10 minutes to brown evenly. Pour yogurt or sour cream over cabbage and cook until heated through.
Fille d’une célèbre famille de grenetiers, Louise de Vilmorin est le premier grand amour d’Antoine de Saint-Exupéry et devient sa fiancée. Louise initie le Club GB (Groupe Bossuet) – une société humoristique – dont son frère Olivier est un des membres fondateurs. Pour sa part, Antoine reçoit le titre de Grand poète sentimental et comique.