Alice B. Toklas
Alice B. Toklas in 1907
Alice B. Toklas (R) and Gertrude Stein (L)
The Sorrento Hotel Fireside Room
Alice B. Toklas was an American-born member of the Parisian avant-garde of the early 20th century, and the life partner of American writer Gertrude Stein.
Always a somewhat eccentric woman, Toklas published a cookbook in 1954 called "The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook." The most famous recipe in the book was contributed by her friend Brion Gysin, and was essentially a recipe for pot brownies. Known as "Haschich Fudge," the recipe was a mixture of fruit, nuts, spices and marijuana.