Es muß nicht immer Kaviar sein

Es muß nicht immer Kaviar seinThis is the story of Thomas Levin, ladies man, pacifist, gourmand and reluctant secret agent Through a series of circumstances, Thomas is driven out of his beloved London and forced to work as a spy for no less than 4 different countries England, France, Germany and the U.S., before, during and after WWII He s clever, this Thomas Levin, and manages for the most part to outwit these agencies, all of whom need him to do their bidding, and some of whom want him dead Clever as he is however, his Achilles heel is women.One of the charming aspects of this novel is the inclusion of the recipes in broad strokes of the numerous fine meals our hero prepares for those he encounters along the way Even if you don t read the book, the recipes alone justify the purchase.I ve read this book no less then 5 times thrice in the original German and twice in English The first English version I read over 20 years ago had a another title the Monte Cristo Affair I lost that paperback years ago, but recall that at least one chapter was edited out one that included my favorite recipe in the book Koenigsburger Klopse The other English version is called It Can t Always be Caviar, and it suffers the same fate Published in England shortly after the original appeared in German in the early 60 s, there may have been some reason to delete or severely edit sections of the book The German edition weighs in at a hefty 605 pages The English version is lighter by about 150 pages, weighing in at 457 I feel the reader is cheated by these omissions If you want the complete experience, get the original in German Es Muss nicht immer Kaviar sein If you prefer the Reader s Digest version or can t read German , then by all means try one of the translated versions.The redacted English editiona only rates 4 stars The original in German 5 A timeless classic. This book is the best combines aspects of my favorite book The Count of Monte Cristo.and the coolest non spy spy character Ever.I have read hundreds of espionage books and this is top 3 The story is an ever changing saga of adventures and misadventures that run the gambit of emotions from Comedy, hysteria, passion, tragedy, intrigue, clever wits, high class sophistication to the European underbelly across two dozen European cities Thomas Levien, is a suave pacifist banker thrown into the blender of wwII, and ends up playing for half a dozen different intelligence teams, not by his own choice.a brilliant strategist , a gourmand and an old world ladies man.The alternate title is my new favorite saying It can,t always be caviar I want to read it again already Now, this book is not well know among the English speaking population, but trust me, it is a must read It s combined of 2 books, and, well, numerous cooking recipes.It tells a story about a cunning, inteligent, handsome man who durring the II WW worked as a spy for French Inteligence, CIA, MI6, KGB, Nazis, am I forgeting anyone here Interesting, eh Well, the thing is, he worked for all of them in the same time Yes And the recipes really work Read it, you ll laugh cry eat love it Spy novel with recipes what could be better Ne sje am se da me neka knjiga ovako izmrcvarila Pustolovine Thomasa Lievena,njema ko britansko francusko ameri kog pijuna.Radnja romana 2 svjetski rat.Po etak djeluje zgodno,no..nakon po etka,na slijede ih 550 stranica itat ete jednu te istu pri u s manjim izmjenama U odre enom trenutku shvatit ete da sadr aj vi e nije bitan jer pri a neprestano ide iz po etka.On je sre kovi kojem ni smrt ne mo e ni ta,uvijek u dru tvu prekrasnih ena koje,sve redom,luduju za njim.Novac i dobar ivotni stil nikad nisu problem za njega.To rje ava jednom rukom..Svakako ne ete zaboraviti ime glavnog protagonista jer se ponavlja u svakom poglavlju to je kao onaj duhoviti dio koji malo podsje a na francusku legendarnu tv seriju Alo,alo Po mom mi ljenju,ovaj roman je mo da neko bio interesantan.Danas je dave na petsto stranica The Monte Cristo Cover Up originally titled It Can t Always Be Caviar and originally published in German is no longer in print, and I became aware of it through a friend who purchased a copy for me as a surprise gift This is a novel that falls in the espionage genre, but it s not your ordinary spy novel The tone of it can be gleaned by a caption provided below the title on an inside page of the book The fabulously daring adventures and exquisite cooking recipes of the involuntary secret agent Thomas Lieven Yes, you read right cooking recipes I ve never read anything like this, and taken as a whole, the novel is quite funny The premise is that Thomas Lieven, with ties to the world of high finance in England, gets mixed up with the spy agencies of no less than Germany, France, England, and the United States during World War II through various mishaps beyond his control he in a sense becomes a spy for each of the agencies, and thus, I suppose, a quadruple agent Thomas is very refined in his tastes and is an exquisite cook, and that s where the recipes come in During various critical moments in the story, Thomas volunteers his culinary expertise, and the actual recipes of the meals utilized to get him out of various jams are provided at those points in the story It took me a while to notice that after each of the recipes, a caption is provided to indicate the significance of the meal During this meal Thomas Lieven became a secret agent, or This meal revolutionized French monetary policy Thus, there is a lighthearted feel to the story it s funny, but it doesn t go so far as to be a spoof thankfully In fact, parts of it are so funny that it caused me to laugh out loud, which, for me, I ll be honest, is no easy feat Here s an example When Thomas was recruited into one of the spy agencies, the recruiter stated, I must insist on your attending a training course for secret agents I ll take care to see that you are transferred to one of our special camps Thomas was packed into a truck, with blinds drawn to exclude all light, and hauled away on an aching five hour journey When he exited the truck, he found himself in a dreary place with barbed wire and a dilapidated building, with a small forest behind it While he was waiting to be escorted into the guarded building, an old peasant driving a little cart came past Got a long way to go still, grandpa Thomas asked A good two miles yet to St Nicolas, the man responded Where s that, then Thomas continued Why, down there of course Just before you get to Nancy The two guards then returned, and one explained We must apologize for having locked you up in that truck We had strict orders to do it, as otherwise you might have found out where you are, and it s absolutely essential for you not to know that Aha, said Thomas.Of course one must suspend belief for this story, as too many things happen in such a short period of time, and Thomas can get himself out of a lot of jams But it s fun, sort of in the way Cary Grant was fun in Hitchcock s North by Northwest The passage about learning the art of secret codes, and the use of the book The Count of Monte Cristo to do so the actual one, not to be confused with the Cristo book which is the subject of this review , was another hilarious moment in the book The Monte Cristo Cover Up is not for everyone, and it may be difficult to obtain given its out of print status But if you re looking for a little lighter fare and some comic relief, this may be just the book. The impression is that this book is written for teenagers dreaming of becoming superheroes The main character is too lucky, too smart and his reasoning is as primitive as a one belonging to a 15 years old idealist How the hell did this book become a best seller in the 60 s I stopped reading after 150 pages It s just not worth the effort. Thomas Lieven Ist Alles, Was Sich Eine Frau W Nschen Kann Gutaussehend, Im Besten Alter, Charmant Und Ein Begnadeter Koch Aber Der Mann Ist Noch Viel Mehr Geheimagent Wider Willen Seine Abenteuer F Hren Ihn Quer Durch Das Europa Des Kalten Krieges, Durch Eine Zeit Voller Hass Und Fanatismus, L Gen Und Verrat Trotzdem Geht Er, Dessen Einzige Schw Chen Die Frauen Und Das Kochen Sind, Unbeirrt Und Unbesiegt Durch Jede Gefahr, Denn Nicht Umsonst Tr Gt Er Eine Philosophische Erkenntnis Im Herzen Es Muss Nicht Immer Kaviar Sein Tem um charme das antigas, um clima bem de filme preto e branco A est ria em si n o grande coisa, mas permeia uma inoc ncia que n o se v mais.Qto s receitasessas n o envelheceram bemera o que mais me interessava, mas n o d pra aproveitar quase nada n o sei se foi erro na tradu o, mas s o impraticaveisIt has a charm of the old, a good atmosphere of black and white film The story itself is not much, but pervades an innocence that is no longer seen.As fot the recipes these did not age well it was what interested me the most, but I can not enjoy almost anything I do not know if it was an error in the translation, but they are impractical 3.5

Johannes Mario Simmel was an Austrian writer.He was born in Vienna and grew up in Austria and England He was trained as a chemical engineer and worked in research from 1943 to the end of World War II After the end of the war, he worked as a translator for the American military government and published reviews and stories in the Vienna Welt am Abend Starting in 1950, he worked as a reporter for

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  • Es muß nicht immer Kaviar sein
  • Johannes Mario Simmel
  • German
  • 03 January 2019
  • 9783426620007

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