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Chez Panisse Cafe Cookbook Hardcover – 25 August 1999
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- Publisher : HarperCollins US; 1st edition (25 August 1999)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0060175834
- Dimensions : 17.78 x 2.61 x 25.4 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 204,206 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Waters shares her Chez Panisse vision: that all of the restaurant's ingredients be certifiable as "organically grown" by the year 2000. A culinary purist, Waters devotes herself to cooking with fresh, seasonal, organic ingredients, relying upon a choice network of purveyors, producers, farmers, fishmongers, and ranchers. The clear and incisive recipes range from simple (Fresh Mozzarella Salad) to elaborate (Headcheese, a jellied meat dish with one small pig's head and two pig's feet) and time-consuming (15-day Home-Cured Pancetta), with an emphasis on incorporating seasonal bounty--for example, Minestra Verdissima (spring); Venetian-style Pickled Sand Dabs (summer); Wild Nettle Frittata (autumn-winter); Spicy Baked Crab (winter). Despite Waters's militant stance on using organic ingredients and her exquisite attention to ingredient details, she suggests only two pantry essentials: kosher salt and quality olive oil. Aspiring to achieve a higher food karma, Waters successfully delivers a charmingly erudite yet accessible reference.Publishers Weekly, August 16, 1999Casual, unpredictable, delectable--so run the recipes offered up in food visionary Alice Waters's latest confection. With chapters on everything from vegetables (Artichoke, Cardoon, and Endive Salad) to fish and shellfish (King Salmon in Fig Leaves) to sweets (Mulberry Sherbet), Waters's inspired tome comes generously accented with lively, useful notes on the farm-fresh fare she helped pioneer.ELLE magazine, September 1999
About the Author
Alice Waters is the visionary chef and owner of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. She is the author of four cookbooks, including Chez Panisse Vegetables and Fanny at Chez Panisse. In 1994 she founded the Edible schoolyard at Berkeley's Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, a model curriculum that integrates organic gardening into academic classes and into the life of the school; it will soon incorporate a school lunch program in which students will prepare, serve, and share food they grow themselves, augmented by organic dairy products, grains, fruits, vegetables, meat, and fish--all locally and sustainably produced.David Lance Goines is a Berkeley printer and designer whose friendship with Alice Waters goes back more than thirty years. His famous posters, including his annual Chez Panisse birthday posters, are in the permanent Collections of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., the Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre in Paris, the Achenbach Foundation at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.
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InformativeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 June 2020
a great one to have....Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 April 2013
Great cookbook, fantastic graphics - it's a lovely object in itself - beautiful paper etc; in addition to the great recipe ideas and philosophy
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Mouth wateringReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 March 2011
Lovely recipes of varying complexity that are well explained in a lovely edition. The book is divided into sections on Vegetables, Pork, Shellfish etc. While I certainly won't be trying all the recipes any time soon I've found the book immediately incorpoated into the kitchen where it's serving me well. Since Berkley, California, is several thousand miles from home it's the best way I've found to enjoy some the wonders of Chez Panisse (if you do find yourself In Berkley or San Francisco it's well worth a visit). The only downside to the book is the lack of photos. if it hadn't been for this conspicuous abscence I'd have given it 5 stars!
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a classic...and a blast from the California pastReviewed in Canada on 4 May 2016
A hippy-dippy classic. There is enough great stuff here to ignore the mediocre, such as her chicken stock (not nearly enough veg for my taste). It's on most top 25 lists of all time so it really should be owned.
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