1885 to 1962 - Denmark
Most Famous Works
Out of Africa -her autobiography 1937
Gothic Tales 1938
"Babette's Feast" (first published in Ladies Home Journal) is a delight fable-like work set in 19th century Denmark. Babette, from France, is the cook for two middle aged spinsters sisters. Their deceased father was the leader of a religious cult once very popular in Denmark. The sisters have romantic memories of affairs that almost happened.
Babette is from Paris. One day she wins a substantial prize in a French lottery. She decides to use the money to stage a magnificent feast for the sisters and their friends. We learn Babette was once one of the greatest chefs in all of Paris. I super enjoyed this story.
Right now I am impacted by a lingering weaking health issue so some posts like this one will be more like reading journal entries.
There is a highly rated movie based on this story, 1987, I hope to see one day