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  • Title: Robert Lawrence Balzer Papers
    Creator: Balzer, Robert Lawrence
    Identifier/Call Number: 0014
    Contributing Institution: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Special Collections and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 70.27 Linear Feet (73 boxes, 3 flat file drawers, 2 Imperial-sized wine bottles)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1900-2011
    Abstract: Robert Lawrence Balzer was a wine writer, wine educator, and restaurateur. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, writing drafts, news clippings, awards and certificates, artwork, and assorted materials relating to wine. There are also documents focusing on the country of Cambodia and Balzer's study of Buddhism.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Robert Lawrence Balzer Papers, Collection no. 0014, Southern California Wine and Wine Industry Collection, Special Collections and Archives, University Library, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The collection was donated to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona by Robert Lawrence Balzer and his heirs between 2008 and 2012. Additional materials were donated by Balzer biographer Christine Graham in 2017.

    Biographical / Historical

    Robert Lawrence Balzer was a noted writer, author, and instructor on the subject of wine, as well as a restaurateur. Balzer was born on June 25, 1912 in Des Moines, Iowa and was the youngest child of Albert, a grocer, and Selma Balzer. Balzer had one sister, Helen, who was born in 1909. In 1917, Selma and her children traveled to Long Beach, California, where they spent the winter on advice of their doctor. The family eventually moved to Long Beach permanently in 1919.
    After graduating from Los Angeles High School in 1930, Balzer attended Stanford University, which was then known as Leland Stanford Junior University. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in English in 1935. Balzer attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London from 1935-1936 and, in late 1936, married Academy classmate Emily Abel. They were married for nine years until divorcing in 1946. After the wedding, Balzer began working as a wine buyer at Balzer's, his father's upscale grocery store in Los Angeles.
    As part of his work at the store, Balzer started writing a column called "Highlights" for the store's mailer. The column included information about recipes and wine, but also touched on politics and other topics. In January of 1939, Balzer also started writing a weekly wine column "Concerning Wines and Foods" for the Beverly Hills Citizen.
    Balzer later turned to radio, co-hosting a weekly radio show on KMPC titled "What Shall I Have for Dinner?" on KMPC. In 1940, Balzer began contributing a monthly feature of contributed recipes for Sunset titled "Chefs of the West."
    In September of 1942, Balzer enlisted in the Army and served as a pilot and flight instructor in the U.S. Army Air Force until 1944. After leaving the military, Balzer went back to work at his father's grocery store and writing the "Highlights" column. The next year, in 1945, Albert Balzer turned over management of the business to his son. In April of 1948, Balzer's first book was published: California's Best Wines.
    In 1951, Balzer began practicing Buddhism and, five years later, he was ordained as a Buddhist monk and spent two weeks in a monastery in Phnomh Penh, Cambodia. Around that time, Balzer also began writing for the United Press and covered the 1956 coronation of Norodom Suramarit as King of Cambodia. Balzer went on to become longtime friends with the Suramit's predecessor and son, Norodom Sihanouk.
    In 1959, Balzer sold the Balzer's grocery store to Jurgensen's grocery chain. Later that year, he bought property in Idyllwild, California with the purpose of turning it into a Zen meditation center called Zenzan-Ji. From 1963 to 1966, Balzer ran a restaurant in Idyllwild called The Tirol. During that time, Balzer published two more books: Beyond Conflict (1963) and The Pleasures of Wine (1964). Balzer also began writing a wine column for the Los Angeles Times Home Magazine. He continued to write for the Los Angeles Times until 1996. After the closure of The Tirol in 1966, Balzer briefly took over management of the Villa Fontana restaurant in Orange, California.
    Balzer also taught wine courses at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of California, Irvine. Later, he taught students at Lawry's California Center, a complex of restaurants and shops. He continued teaching the wine classes until 2008 and, each year, took students to Europe.
    In 1970, Balzer began publishing his newsletter: Private Guide to Food and Wine, which may have been the first newsletter focusing on wine. From 1972 to 1990, Balzer served as Food and Beverage editor for the magazine Travel Holiday.
    Other publications Balzer wrote for include Wine Enthusiast and the Pacific Southwest Airlines magazine PSA Flighttime. Balzer also continued to author books, including Robert Lawrence Balzer's Book of Wines and Spirits (1973) and Wines of California (1978), which was later published as The Los Angeles Times Book of California Wines (1984).
    In 1981 and 1985, Balzer served as Chairman of Food and Wine for presidential inauguration events called "A Taste of America" in Washington D.C. The events coincided with the inaugurations of President Ronald Reagan. The president of the Wine Institute, John de Luca, recommended Balzer for the position to the Presidential Inaugural Committee. Balzer also served as chairman of wine selection for a food and wine festival coinciding with the inauguration of President George H.W. Bush in 1989.
    Balzer received numerous honors during his lifetime. He was named "Wine Writer of the Year" by Wines and Vines magazine in 1986 and received a Wine Literary Award from the Wine Appreciation Guild in 2004. In 1989, Balzer was recognized for "17 years of loyal support" by Lawry's California Center, where he taught wine classes. In 2000, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles County Fair Wines of the Americas competition. The Cambodian government also awarded Balzer with honors for contributing to greater friendship between the United States and Cambodia. Balzer received the Royal Order of Sahametrei in 1957, the Royal Order of Sowathara in 1961, and the Royal Order of Monisaraphorn in 1999.
    Along with connections in the wine industry, Balzer also made many connections in Hollywood throughout his lifetime. He had initally planned on being an actor and did play roles in a few movies, including the role of a priest in the 1975 film Day of the Locust. Balzer's Hollywood connections included Olivia DeHavilland and Gloria Swanson, who were longtime friends of the wine author.
    Balzer died on December 1, 2011 in Orange, California at the age of 99.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection contains correspondence, photographs, writing drafts, news clippings, awards and certificates, artwork, and assorted wine materials from wine writer and educator Robert Balzer. In addition to wine-related materials, there are also materials related to Balzer's study of Buddhism and documents focusing on Cambodia, including correspondence and photographs of former King Norodom Sihanouk. Other notable items include autographed pictures of Ronald Reagan and Dwight Eisenhower and a United States Senate Chamber card signed by then-United States Senator Richard Nixon.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into the following series: Series 1. Correspondence; Series 2. Photographs; Series 3. Writings and Publications; Series 4. Professional Activities; Series 5. Wine Materials; Series 6. Personal; Series 7. Art and Realia.

    Separated Materials

    The following items have been removed from the collection and added to the University Library's circulating collection and the Special Collections and Archives Rare Books Collection.
    75 Years of All-Time Favorites: Main Dishes, Side Dishes, Breads, Desserts. Des Moines, IA: Better Homes and Gardens Books, 1997.
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    The A to Z of Cooking. London: Cathay Books 1978.
    Alfred Fromm Rare Wine Books Library. The Alfred Fromm Rare Wine Books Library. San Francisco: Wine Museum of San Francisco, Christian Brother Collection, 1977.
    The All New Good Housekeeping Cook Book. New York: Hearst Books, 2001.
    Ambrosi, Hans. Where the Great German Wines Grow: A Guide to the Leading Vineyards. New York: Hastings House, 1976.
    American Express Company. Secrets From the Chefs: Recipes from Fine Restaurants Throughout the Southeast. Greensboro, NC: Fisher-Harrison Publications, 1984.
    American Express Publishing Company. The Best of Food & Wine: 1991 Collection. New York: American Express Publishing Corporation, 1991.
    Amis Du Vin. The Friends of Wine. Silver Spring, MD: Les Amis du Vin, 1991.
    Amory, Cleveland. The American Heritage Cookbook and Illustrated History of American Eating & Drinking. New York: American Heritage, 1964.
    Anderson, Burton. Treasures of the Italian Table: Italy's Celebrated Foods and The Artisans Who Make Them. New York: William Morrow and Company Inc., 1994.
    Anderson, Pam. Perfect Recipes for Having People Over. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
    Annual Recipes 2003. Des Moines, IA: Family Food Collection, 2002.
    Ash, John. John Ash: Cooking One on One: Private Lessons in Simple, Contemporary Food From a Master Teacher. New York: Clarkson Potter, 2004.
    Austin Junior Forum. Lone Star Legacy II: A Texas Cookbook. Austin, TX: Austin Junior Forum, 1985.
    Australian Wine Diary. n.p.: Australian Wine and Brandy Corp, 1983.
    Balsley, Betsy. Best Recipes From the Los Angeles Times. New York: Abrams, 1990.
    Balzer, Robert Lawrence. Adventures in Wine: Legends, History, Recipes. Los Angeles: The Ward Ritchie Press, 1969.
    Balzer, Robert Lawrence. Beyond Conflict. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1963.
    Balzer, Robert Lawrence. California's Best Wines. Los Angeles: The Ward Ritchie Press, 1948.
    Balzer, Robert Lawrence. The Los Angeles Times Book of California Wines. New York: HN Abrams, 1984.
    Balzer, Robert Lawrence. Robert Lawrence Balzer's Book of Wines & Spirits. Los Angeles: The Ward Ritchie Press, 1973.
    Balzer, Robert Lawrence. Robert Lawrence Balzer's Private Guide to Food & Wine. Tustin, CA: Wine Press
    Balzer, Robert Lawrence. The Pleasures of Wine. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964.
    Balzer, Robert Lawrence. This Uncommon Heritage: The Paul Masson Story. Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie Press, 1970.
    Balzer, Robert Lawrence. Wines of California. New York: Abrams, 1978.
    Baxevanis, John J. The Wines of Bordeaux and Western France. Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Littlefield 1987.
    Baxevanis, John J. The Wines of Champagne, Burgundy, Eastern and Southern France. Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Littlefield, 1987.
    Beef & Veal. Great Meals in Minutes. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1979.
    Beilenson, Evelyn L. Early American Cooking: Recipes from America's Historic Sites. White Plains, NY: P. Pauper Press, 1985.
    Berg, A. Scott. Goldwyn: A Biography. New York: Knopf, 1989.
    Berger, Dan. An Inside Look at Napa Valley. Wilmington, DE: Atomium Books, 1991.
    Berry, Charles Walter. A Miscellany of Wine. London: Constable & Company Ltd, 1932.
    Bertram, Hans. The Abbey Cookbook: Inspired Recipes from the Great Atlanta Restaurant. Harvard, MA: Harvard Common Press, 1982.
    The Best of Bon Appetit: A Collection of Favorite Recipes from America's Leading Food Magazine. Los Angeles: Knapp Press, 1979.
    The Best of Gourmet. New York: Conde Nast Books, 1986.
    Best of the Best: The Best Recipes from the Year's 25 Best Cookbooks. New York: American Express Publishing Corporation, 2000.
    The Best Recipe: American Classics. Brookline, MA: Boston Common Press, 2002.
    Better Homes and Gardens Books. America's Best-loved Community Cookbook Recipes: Desserts. Des Moines, IA: Meredith Corporation, 1996.
    Better Homes and Gardens Heritage Cook Book. Des Moines, IA: Meredith Corporation, 1975.
    Better Homes and Gardens Recipes from Famous Places / Better Homes and Gardens, Test Kitchen. Des Moines, IA: Meredith Corporation, 1975.
    Bittman, Mark. Fish: The Complete Guide to Buying and Cooking. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 1994.
    Blake, Anthony. Great Chefs of France: The Masters of Haute Cuisine and Their Secrets. New York: HN Abrams, 1978.
    Bocuse, Paul. Paul Bocuse in Your Kitchen: An Introduction to Classic French Cooking. New York: Pantheon Books, 1982.
    Bon Appétit Every-Night Cooking. New York: Clarkson Potter, 2001.
    Bonal, François. Le livre d'or Du Champagne. Lausanne: Editions du Grand-Pont, 1984.
    Bone, Barry. La Créme de la Créme: A Guide to the Very Best Restaurants of France. San Francisco: Epicurean Traveler Press, 1982.
    Borden, Inc. Classic Desserts: Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk. Lincolnwood, IL: Publications International, 1989.
    Bretschneider, Norbert. Rüdesheim am Rhein mit den Stadtteilen Assmannshausen, Aulhausen, Eibingen und Presberg : Sehenswertes, Erlebenswertes und Geniessenswertes aus einem der berühmsten Weinstädtchen der Welt: ein Führer . Rüdesheim am Rhein: Roseneck-Verlag, 1979.
    Broadbent, J. M. Christie's Wine Review, 1972-. London: Christie's Wine Dept, 1972.
    Brody, Lora. Chocolate. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1993.
    Bugialli, Giuliano. Giuliano Bugialli's Classic Techniques of Italian Cooking. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1982.
    Cake Mix Magic. Lincolnwood, IL: Publications International, 2001.
    Caldewey, Jeffrey. Napa Valley. St. Helena, CA: Vintage Image, 1979.
    California Wine List: A Consumer's Guide to 144 Cabernet Sauvignons. Los Angeles: Cheshire Booksellers, 1981.
    Cambodian Commentary Review of Khmer Opinion. Phnom-Penh, Cambodia: Phnom-Penh Imprimerie de l'Information, 1961.
    Campbell, Ian Maxwell. Wayward Tendrils of the Vine. London: Chapman & Hall, 1947.
    Carroll, John Phillip. California the Beautiful Cookbook: Authentic Recipes From California. San Francisco: Collins Publishers, 1991.
    Carter, John Mack. The Good Housekeeping Illustrated American Cookbook. New York: Hearst Books, 1982.
    Cass, Bruce. The Winewright's Register & Marketplace for Small Wineries. Santa Rosa, CA: Winewright's Register, 1985.
    Cervantes, María Antonieta. Treasures of Ancient Mexico: From the National Anthropological Museum. Barcelona: Geocolor, 1978.
    Chateau Ste. Michelle. Tastes of Liberty: A Celebration of Our Great Ethnic Cooking. New York: Stewart Tabori & Chang, 1985.
    Château Montrose. Bordeaux: Imprimerie Dupuy, 1984.
    Child, Julia. From Julia Child's Kitchen. New York: Knopf, 1975.
    Child, Julia. The Way to Cook. New York: Knopf, 1989
    Christie, Manson & Woods. Finest and Rarest Wines and Collectors' Pieces : ... Sold At Auction ... On Thursday, December 6, 1973 at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. London: Christie Manson & Woods Ltd, 1973.
    Christie, Manson & Woods. Finest and Rarest Wines and Collectors' Pieces : ... Sold At Auction ... On Thursday, June 24, 1976 at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. London: Christie Manson & Woods Ltd, 1976.
    Christie, Manson & Woods. A Highly Important Sale of Fine Bordeaux. The Property of A. Delor et Cie, Bordeaux. March 25-26, 1976. London: Christie Manson and Woods, 1976.
    Claiborne, Craig. Craig Claiborne's Favorites from The New York Times. New York: Quadrangle/New York Times Book Co, 1975-1977.
    Claiborne, Craig. The Chinese Cookbook. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1972.
    Clark, Ann. Ann Clark's Fabulous Fish: Easy and Exciting Ways to Cook and Serve Seafood. New York: New American Library, 1987.
    Clarke, Oz. Oz Clarke's New Classic Wines. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991.
    Clarke, Oz. Oz Clarke's New Encyclopedia of French Wines. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1990.
    Classic Desserts. Good Cook, Techniques & Recipes. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1980.
    Coe, Sophie D. Wine List / Bern's Steak House. Tampa, FL: Bern's Steak House, 1984.
    Comité Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne. Champagne Wine of France. Paris: Lallemand Éditeur, 1968.
    Comité Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne. Cooking with Champagne. Paris: Lallemand Éditeur, 1970.
    Costner, Susan. Good Friends, Great Dinners: 32 Menus for Casual Entertaining. New York: Crown Publishers, 1987.
    Crahan, Marcus. One Hundred Sixteen Uncommon Books on Food and Drink, From the Distinguished Collection on Gastronomy of Marcus Crahan. Berkeley, CA: Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1975.
    Crocker, Betty. Betty Crocker's 1-2-3 Dinner: 350 Quick and Delicious Supper Solutions. Minneapolis, MN: General Mills, 2001.
    Crocker, Betty. Betty Crocker's Christmas Cookbook. New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1988.
    Crosby, Everett. The Vintage Years: The Story of High Tor Vineyards. New York: Harper & Row, 1973.
    Czarnecki, Jack. Joe's Book of Mushroom Cookery. New York: Atheneum, 1986.
    DeMers, John. Arnaud's Creole Cookbook. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988.
    De Treville Lawrence, R. Jefferson and Wine. The Plains, VA: Vinifera Wine Growers Association, 1976.
    Demos, Stanley. The Stanley Demos Cookbook. Cincinnati, OH: D. Stanley, 1961.
    D'Ermo, Dominique. The Chef's Dessert Cookbook. New York: Atheneum, 1976.
    Dethier, Jean. Chateaux Bordeaux. Paris: Editions du Centre Georges Pompidou, 1988.
    Dosti, Rose. New California Cuisine: Great Recipes from the Los Angeles Times. New York: HN Abrams, 1986.
    Dowell, Philip. Cooks' Ingredients. New York: W. Morrow, 1980.
    Dunn, Edith Barr. Lady from Longboat Key. New York: Carlton Press, 1986.
    Duttweiler, Georges. Les Vins Suisses. Lausanne: Marguerat, 1977.
    Eggs & Cheese. The Good Cook, Techniques & Recipes. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books 1982, 1980.
    Elkort, Martin. The Secret Life of Food: A Feast of Food and Drink History, Folklore, and Fact. Los Angeles: JP Tarcher, 1991.
    English, Sarah Jane. The Wines of Texas: A Guide and a History. Austin, TX: Eakin Press, 1986.
    Ensrud, Barbara. The Pocket Guide to Wine. New York: Putnam, 1980.
    Ensrud, Barbara. Wine With Food: A Guide to Entertaining Through the Seasons. New York: Congdon & Weed, 1984.
    Fabricant, Florence. Florence Fabricant's Pleasures of the Table: Innovative Menus for Entertaining, Easily Prepared Recipes, and the Wines to Serve With Them. New York: Abrams, 1986.
    Fabricius, Klaus. 24 Hours in the Life of Los Angeles. New York: Alfred van der Marck Editions, 1984.
    Farmer, Fannie Merritt. The Fannie Farmer Cookbook. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1965.
    Favorite Recipes of America. Louisville, KY: Favorite Recipes Press, 1968.
    Fearing, Dean. Dean Fearing's Southwest Cuisine: Blending Asia and the Americas. New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1990.
    Finest and Rarest Wines and Collectors' Pieces: ... Which Will Be Sold at Auction by Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd. on Thursday, December 4, 1975. London: Christie Manson & Woods Ltd, 1975.
    Finigan, Robert. Robert Finigan's Essentials of Wine: A Guide to Discovering the World's Most Pleasing Wines. New York: Knopf, 1987.
    Fink, Ben. The Culinary Institute of America's Gourmet Meals in Minutes: Elegantly Simple Menus and Recipes from the World's Premier Culinary Institute. New York: Lebhar-Friedman Books, 2004.
    The First Fifty Years Wine Institute. San Francisco: Wine Institute, 1983.
    Fish. The Good Cook, Techniques & Recipes. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1979.
    Fitch, Jenny. The Fearrington House Cookbook: A Celebration of Food, Flowers and Herbs. Chapel Hill, NC: Ventana Press, 1987.
    FitzGerald, Donald Frank. Classic Barbequing. Bristol, WI: Wine World Publications, 1977.
    The Flavors of Bon Appétit, 2004. New York: Condé Nast Books, 2004.
    Food & Wine Annual Cookbook, 2004. New York: American Express Publishing Corporation, 2004.
    Food Flashes, From Gourmet: The Magazine of Good Living. Hoboken, NJ: Food Flashes Inc., 1952.
    Forbes, Patrick. The Story of the Maison Moet & Chandon. London: Patrick Forbes, 1972.
    Ford, Gene. The French Paradox & Drinking for Health. San Francisco: Wine Appreciation Guild, 1993.
    Fougner, G. Selmer. Gourmet Dinners: A Book of Gastronomic Adventure, with the Menus of Great Meals and The Original Recipes of the Chefs Who Made Them So. New York: M Barrows & Company Inc, 1941.
    Fried, Eunice. Burgundy: The Country, The Wines, The People. New York: Harper & Row, 1986.
    Fuermann, George. Tony's, The Cookbook. Fredericksburg, TX: Shearer Pub, 1986.
    Gaede, Sarah. The Pirates' House Cook Book. Savannah, GA: Pirates' House Restaurant, 1982.
    Geller, Judith B. Titanic: Women and Children First. New York: Norton, 1998.
    George, Rosemary. The Simon & Schuster Pocket Wine Label Decoder. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
    German Wine Atlas and Vineyard Register. New York: Hastings House, 1977.
    Gillette, F. L. The White House Cook Book: Cooking, Toilet and Household Recipes, Menus, Dinner-giving, Table Etiquette, Care of the Sick, Health Suggestions, Facts Worth Knowing, etc., etc. : The Whole Comprising a Comprehensive Cyclopedia of Information for the Home. Chicago: Werner 2003.
    Golding, Louis. We Shall Eat and Drink Again: A Wine & Food Anthology. London: Hutchinson, 1944.
    Good Housekeeping Institute. The New Good Housekeeping Cookbook. New York: Harcourt Brace & World, 1963.
    Goss, Norman. 239 Beans in a Cassoulet: A Lifetime of Food and Wine Experiences with Menus and Recipes To Go With Them. San Luis Obispo, CA: Chamisal Vineyard & Winery, 1990.
    Graves, Eleanor. Great Dinners from Life. New York: Time-Life Books, 1969.
    Gray, Helen M. Only in America: Opportunity Still Knocks: Freedom's Living Proof of The Opportunities Under American Free Enterprise. White Plains, NY: Monarch Publishing, 1978.
    Griffiths, Joan. The Ultimate Grill Book. Menlo Park, CA: Lane Publishing Co, 1989.
    Guste, Roy F. Antoine's Restaurant, Since 1840, Cookbook: A Collection of the Original Recipes from New Orleans' Oldest and Most Famous Restaurant. New Orleans, LA: Carbery-Guste, 1978.
    Hale, William Harlan. The Horizon Cookbook and Illustrated History of Eating and Drinking Through the Ages. New York: American Heritage Publishing Co, 1968.
    Hallgarten, S. F. German Wines. London: Publivin, 1981.
    Harrer, Heinrich. Lost Lhasa: Heinrich Harrer's Tibet. New York: HN Abrams, 1992.
    Haughton, Natalie Hartanov. 365 Great Chocolate Desserts. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.
    Hemingway, Jack. Misadventures of a Fly Fisherman: My Life With and Without Papa. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Co, 1986.
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    Hershey's Chocolate Treasury. New York: Golden Press, 1984.
    Heublein, Inc. Premiere National Auction of Rare Wines. New York: Heublein, 1976.
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    Hewitt, Jean. The New York Times Heritage Cook Book. New York: Putnam, 1972.
    Hewitt, Jean. The New York Times Large Type Cookbook. New York: Golden Press, 1968
    Hewitt, Jean. The New York Times Natural Foods Cookbook. New York: New York Times, 1971.
    Hibbard, Don. The View from Diamond Head: Royal Residence to Urban Resort. Honolulu, HI: Editions Ltd, 1986.
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    Hinkle, Richard Paul. Napa Valley Wine Book. St. Helena, CA: Vintage Image, 1979.
    Hoffman, Mable. Mable Hoffman's Chocolate Cookery. Tucson, AZ: HP Books, 1978.
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    Johnson, Hugh. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Encyclopedia of Wine. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1977.
    Kafka, Barbara. American Food & California Wine. New York: I Chalmers Cookbooks, 1981.
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    Latimer, Patricia. Sonoma & Mendocino Wine Book. St. Helena, CA: Vintage Image, 1979.
    Latimer, Patricia. Sonoma & Mendocino Wine Tour. St. Helena, CA: Vintage Image, 1977.
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    Liogier d'Ardhuy, Gabriel. Heureuse Bourgogne / Gabriel Liogier d'Ardhuy. Aloxe-Corton, France: G. Lioger d'Ardhuy, 1978.
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    Los Angeles Times. Home. Los Angeles: Los Angeles Times, 1971.
    The Los Angeles Times Magazine. Los Angeles: Los Angeles Times, 1987-1990.
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    Lyon, Richards. Vine to Wine. Napa, CA: Stonecrest Press, 1985.
    Ma, Nancy Chih. Mrs. Ma's Chinese Cookbook. Rutland, VT: CE Tuttle, 1960.
    Making Wine. Davis, CA: Wine Visions, 1987.
    Marcus, Irving H. How to Test and Improve Your Wine Judging Ability. Berkeley, CA: Wine Publications, 1974.
    Maresca, Tom. The Right Wine. New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1990.
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    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Balzer, Robert Lawrence
    Wine writers
    Wine and wine making
    Restaurateurs
    Cambodia