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The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolutionby Alice Waters
A new kitchen standby that delivers on the promise of the title, Alice Waters's The Art of Simple Food continues her revolution in good eating with over 250 delicious and easy-to-cook recipes.
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Perhaps more responsible than anyone for the revolution in the way we eat, cook, and think about food, Alice Waters has "single-handedly chang[ed] the American palate" according to the New York Times. Her simple but inventive dishes focus on a passion for flavor and a reverence for locally produced, seasonal foods.
With an essential repertoire of timeless, approachable recipes chosen to enhance and showcase great ingredients, The Art of Simple Food is an indispensable resource for home cooks. Here you will find Alice's philosophy on everything from stocking your kitchen, to mastering fundamentals and preparing delicious, seasonal inspired meals all year long. Always true to her philosophy that a perfect meal is one that's balanced in texture, color, and flavor, Waters helps us embrace the seasons' bounty and make the best choices when selecting ingredients. Fill your market basket with pristine produce, healthful grains, and responsibly raised meat, poultry, and seafood, then embark on a voyage of culinary rediscovery that reminds us that the most gratifying dish is often the least complex.
"The delicious dishes described in the latest cookbook from Chez Panisse founder Waters, such as a four-ingredient Soda Bread and Cauliflower Salad with Olives and Capers, are simple indeed, though the book's structure is complex, if intuitive. After a useful discussion of ingredients and equipment come chapters on techniques, such as making broth and soup. Each of these includes three or four recipes that rely on the technique described, which can lead to repetition (still preferable to a lack of guidance): a chapter on roasting contains two pages of instructions on roasting a chicken (including a hint to salt it a day in advance for juicy results), followed by a recipe for Roast Chicken that is simply an abbreviated version of those two pages. The final third of the book divides many more recipes traditionally into salads, pasta and so forth. Waters taps an almost endless supply of ideas for appealing and fresh yet low-stress dishes: Zucchini Ragout with Bacon and Tomato, Onion Custard Pie, Chocolate Crackle Cookies with almonds and a little brandy. Whether explaining why salting food properly is key or describing the steps to creating the ideal Grilled Cheese Sandwich, she continues to prove herself one of our best modern-day food writers." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Drawing on the popularity of the farm-to-table movement and the sustained popular interest in fresh and healthy eating, this book is positioned as a cornerstone title for Better Homes and Gardens. It serves as an all-purpose cookbook with 300 recipes, plus tips, menus and a produce guide; visually driven, yet full of hard-working information. The book reflects Betterand#160;Homes andand#160;Gardens' interest in and support of using fresh, seasonal produce in an approachable and affordable manner.and#160;The content and design were fully vetted and approved by the Editor of Betterand#160;Homes andand#160;Gardens and follows the new look and feel of the magazine, where the book will receive strong support. Better Homes andand#160;Gardens sees Fresh as a standard bearer for their brand.
The best of fresh, seasonal cooking from Better Homes and Gardens
As the farm-to-table movement grows, more people every day are choosing to cook healthier meals using fresh local foods. Better Homes and Gardens Fresh Cookbook presents 300 easy and creative recipes for getting the most out of your area's seasonal produce. No matter where you live, this book shows you how to prepare simple, delicious meals using the very best fresh ingredients available to you.
You'll find recipes for snacks and appetizers, breakfast, salads, soups, casseroles, main dishes, meatless meals, sides, and desserts. Plus, you'll find super-simple one-pan recipes, as well as a detailed, illustrated produce guide to help you pick the freshest and most delicious fruits and vegetables in your area.
From coast to coast, millions of people are discovering just how delicious and rewarding it is to cook and eat local foods. With Better Homes and Gardens Fresh Cookbook, you'll find a wealth of recipes and resources to help you eat fresh, delicious meals every day.
Hailed as one of Americas most influential chefs, Waters shares the simple yet flavorful dishes that have made Chez Panisse a cant miss stop on Americas culinary road map.
About the Author
Named the most influential figure in the past 30 years of the American kitchen by Gourmet magazine, Alice Waters is the owner of Chez Panisse restaurant and the author of nine cookbooks.
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