Alice Waters Chez Panisse Cafe Cookbook - Berkeley California
This Alice Waters Chez Panisse Cafe Cookbook presents recipes from Alice Waters of the popular Berkley, California restaurant, Chez Panisse. Over 140 of the cafe's top recipes inspired by organic ingredients, are contains within the cookbook's pages.
Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 267 pages
Copyright: 1999, First Edition
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Author: Alice Waters
Description: Chez Panisse Cafe on April Fool's Day, 1980. Located above the more formal Chez Panisse Restaurant, the cafe is a bustling neighborhood bistro where guests needn't reserve far in advance and can choose from an ever-changing a la carte menu. It's the place where Alice Waters's inventive chefs cook in a more impromptu and earthy vein, drawing on the healthful, low-tech traditions of the cuisines of such Mediterranean regions as Catalonia, Campania, and Provence, while improvising and experimenting with the best products of Chez Panisse's own regional network of small organic farms and producers.
In the Chez Panisse Cafe, Cookbook, the follow-up to her award-winning Chez Panisse Vegetables, Alice Waters and her team of talented cooks offer more than 140 of the cafe's best recipes -- some that have been on the menu since the day the cafe opened and others freshly reinvented with the honesty and ingenuity that have made Chez Panisse so famous. In addition to irresistible recipes, the Chez Panisse Cafe, Cookbook is filled with chapter-opening essays on the relationships Alice has cultivated with the farmers, foragers, and purveyors -- most of there an hour's drive of Berkeley -- who make it possible for Chez Panisse to boast that nearly all its food is locally grown, certifiably organic, and sustainably grown and harvested.
Alice encourages her chefs and cookbook readers alike to decide what to cook only after visiting the farmers' market or produce stand. Then we can all fully appreciate the advantages of eating according to the season -- fresh spring lamb in late March, ripe tomato salads in late summer, Cornice pear crisps in the autumn.
The book begins with a chapter of inspired vegetable recipes, from a vivid salad of avocados and beets to elegant Morel Mushroom Toasts to straightforward side dishes of Spicy Broccoli Raab and Garlicky Kale. The chapter on eggs and cheese includes two of the cafe's most famous dishes, a garden lettuce salad with baked goat cheese and the Crostata di Perrella, the cafe's version of a calzone. Later chapters focus on fish and shellfish, beef, pork, lamb, and poultry, each offering its share of delightful dishes.You'l find recipes for curing your own pancetta, for simple grill, and succulent braises, and for the definitive simple roast chicken -- as well as for sumptuous truffed chicken breast, Finally the pastry cooks of Chez Panisse serve forth a chap ter of uncomplicated sweets, including Apricot Bread Putt ding, Chocolate-Almond Cookies, and Wood Oven -- Bake, Figs with Raspberries.
Gorgeously designed and illustrated throughout with, colored block prints by David Lance Goines, who has eater at the cafe since the day it opened, Chez Panisse Cafe Cook, book is destined to become an indispensable classic. Fans of Alice Waters's restaurant and cafe will be thrilled to discover the recipes that keep them coming back for more.
Loyal readers of her earlier cookbooks will delight in this late, collection of time-tested, deceptively simple recipes. An, anyone who loves pure, vibrant, delicious fare made from the finest ingredients will be honored to add these recipes to his or her repertoire.
Condition: Very good condition.