October 2, 2007
October 2, 2007
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.
An ode to the freshness, seasonality, and ecological soundness of the farmer's market, THE ART OF SIMPLE FOOD shares Alice Waters's philosophy of how good cooking and social responsibility must intersect, showcased in numerous deceptively simple, appetizing recipes. Waters believes in seeking out the best ingredients possible so that their true flavors will shine through in straightforward, unadulterated preparations. Beyond simply providing energy for the body, she considers cooking a reflection of community, morality, and spiritual sustenance. Recipes include Ratatouille of Grilled Vegetables, Turkey Soup with Kale, Braised Short Ribs, and Apricot Soufflé. With lovely, B&W drawings.
- Online Item #: 11490984
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-1234
- ISBN: 9780307336798
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported