Synopses & Reviews
In this new volume, Lynne and Sally celebrate the weekend -- when the pressure is off, time becomes your ally, and you get to dig into cooking with a different mind-set. Here are 100 new recipes, a chapter devoted to international menus, and a trove of stories, quips and history that Splendid Table fans have come to love.
The Splendid Table's How to Eat Weekends begs to have a dual life: one in your kitchen and another on your bedside table. Catering to the curious home cook, this book includes variations and ideas for leftovers ("Work Night Encores"), wine pairings, musings and brand new recipes.
The Splendid Table's How to Eat Weekends shows the home cook how to enjoy the journey and the discovery of cooking rather than just the destination. With dozens of new recipes that include iconic ethnic dishes and classic Americana, this new collection is sure to have something for everyone at the weekend table. Each dish, whether a Renaissance-style Italian feast, or a Chinese Celebration, starts with the history of the meal, notes on the unique dining rituals of each culture, a cooking schedule, helpful culinary tools and techniques, and a guide to shopping in the respective ethnic market.
Weekend eating is more than just sustenance -- it's a philosophy. It's about taking the time to make things from scratch because they taste better than anything found on a supermarket shelf, or spending a lazy afternoon in a new neighborhood where maybe you don't speak the language, exploring new markets and restaurants. That philosophy is at the heart of The Splendid Table's How to Eat Weekends, and will truly inspire adventurous cooks to produce far more than just another weekend meal.
About the Author
Lynne Rossetto Kasper is host and co-creator of The Splendid Table radio program. She has explored food for more than 40 years as a teacher, researcher, writer, and lecturer. She's the author of The Splendid Table, winner of both the James Beard and Julia Child/IACP Cookbook of the Year awards. She also wrote The Italian Country Table and co-authored with Sally Swift The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper, both of which were award nominees.
Sally Swift is the Managing Producer and co-creator The Splendid Table public radio program. Previously she worked in film, video, and television production. She has twice won the James Beard Award for Best National Radio Show, received the Gracie Allen Award for Best Syndicated Talk Show three times, and is a five-time recipient of the Clarion Award from Women in Communications. She is the co-author with Lynne Rossetto Kasper of The Splendid Table's How To Eat Supper.