Offering a creative new approach to weeknight meals, the host of American Public Media's
Lynne Rossetto Kasper's distinctive purr comes right off the pages in these recipes and stories culled from her popular NPR show, THE SPLENDID TABLE. Although this is technically a cookbook, it's really a call to the kitchen for foodies and novices alike. Packed with enticing recipes, opinions from folks such as Mario Batali, Peter Mayle, and Charlie Trotter, and Kasper's own persuasive thoughts on everything from pasta to chocolate, this is a winning volume. Recipes include Supper Tart of Red Onions, Greens, and Grapes; Pasta with Chopping-Board Pistachio Pesto; Plumped Ginger-Caramel Shrimp; and Rosemary Figs with Honeyed Fresh Cheese. With photographs and resources.