The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution

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Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony, Oct 20, 2010 - Cooking - 405 pages
219 Reviews
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.


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I enjoyed the writing style - simple and elegant. - Goodreads
Love this book, answered many questions, great recipes - Goodreads
Wrong! It's lots of recipes. - Goodreads
This book gives inspiration for simple meals. - Goodreads
Simple explanations of basic techniques. - Goodreads
Some are quite educational. - Overstock.com

Review: The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution

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This is my Go To Cookbook and has replaced The Joy of Cooking as my essential How To in the kitchen. I read this cover to cover (skimming the recipes). It was an enjoyable reading experience as well ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cass - Goodreads

Simple explanations of basic techniques. Sits on the shelf with Joy of Cooking and The Fannie Farmer Cookbook. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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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