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Ricky Lauren, Cuisine, Lifestyle, and Legend of the Double RL Ranch [Hardcover]

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Ricky Lauren, Cuisine, Lifestyle, and Legend of the Double RL Ranch by Ricky Lauren

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Pages   279
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 12" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   3.9 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2006
Publisher   Assouline
ISBN  2843238838  
ISBN13  9782843238833  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Ricky Lauren is the wife of famed designer Ralph Lauren, and is an accomplished author, photographer, and artist. She is also a psychotherapist and holds a graduate degree from Columbia University's Teachers' College. Lauren has published three previous books: Ricky Lauren Cuisine, Lifestyle, and Legend of the Double RL Ranch, which was inspired by the Lauren family's ranch in Colorado, My Island, which explored Lauren's experiences in Jamaica, and Safari, a photographic essay of her travels across the African continent.

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1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Photography > Photographers, A-Z > General
2Books > Subjects > Cooking, Food & Wine > General
3Books > Subjects > Cooking, Food & Wine > Regional & International > General

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Wonderful Lifestyle by Ricky Lauren  Mar 25, 2008
Ricky Lauren wife of Ralph Lauren has published a great book with allot of recipes and pictures of their Double RL Ranch. I just wish they would have chosen a better quality of paper for this wonderful book. For the price I feel that should have been done. But I am still happy with this purchase, I love their style Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Lauren are American Classics.
Isis Primus
Scottsdale, AZ
A BEAUTY OF A BOOK  Dec 29, 2007

And, yes, a beauty of a book is exactly what one expects from Ricky Lauren, wife of a preeminent arbiter of taste, Ralph Lauren. However, this satisfying volume is far from a glossy paged fashion journal, it's the narrative of a life well lived remembered through seasons of the year and meals shared.

The Laurens bought their Colorado ranch in early 1982. For Ricky, she says it was a dream come true because as a child she had watched Western movies and longed to be a cowgirl. Little did she know then that her childhood imagining would actually come true. In this richly illustrated coffee table book filled with thoughts and recipes she shares the fruition of her early dream.

Beginning with summer she describes the meadows that have come alive with flowers and the startling blue of the vast Colorado sky. She loves the natural beauty that surrounds them as is evident by her description of an early morning hike: "Here we are, the mesa, the meadows, the pines, the mountains, the flowers, and me, all bathed in the same glorious sunlight under the deep, rich Colorado blue sky." Glorious double page photos are testament to her words.

Fall at the ranch is another palette of colors and there is frost in the air. Meals are hearty with full breakfasts to start the day. A typical morning menu consists of Challah French Toast, Buckwheat Fruit Crepes, Lox, Eggs & Onions with Assorted Bagels, and Corn Muffins with Strawberry Preserves. (Recipes for all of the menu items are included.)

Winter brings snow and after a two-day snowfall the accumulation was two feet high in some places with drifts reaching to five feet. It's warm inside but the Lauren family can't resist saddling up to explore the white vastness or ride their snowmobiles. A lunch of Elk Draw Chicken Potpie or Deep Dish Pizza is welcome and warming.

Spring unfolds with a world of promise and as Ricky puts it " a life affirming energy."

Gorgeous photographs, bits of history, tempting recipes, and personal musings all in one lovely volume - enjoy!

Highly recommended.

- Gail Cooke
east moves west  Oct 11, 2007
A lovely coffee-table book, with plenty of glossy photos of Lauren's glitzy ranch and his family in Ridgway, Colorado. For those of us who live in Ridgway, very few of recipe ingredients are available locally. Best to live in New York City close to Zabar's Deli to take full advantage of the "western" meals. The book also includes an inaccurate, but romantic, history of the area surrounding Lauren's atypical cattle ranch,a created nirvana where the western image is more evident and important than a authentic "working ranch."
Thumbs up from Nantucket  May 12, 2007
Unique take on cuisine, this book is easy for anyone to follow. It is refreshing to see a cookbook that contains menus for everyone in the house. We are a family of vegetarians as well as carnivores so this cookbook was thumbs up for us. As a cookbook collector I am glad to say this book not only is a beautiful addition to my collection but it has taken center stage on the must use recipe shelf. The photos have capture the eyes of several house guest but the recipes made them order a copy for their own home. Thanks Ricky!
Double RL Ranch by Ricky Lauren  Jan 17, 2007
I thought that this book though very nice would have more photos from the region instead of so many recipes. My dad lives in the area, so I was interested in photographs of the area.

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