Platter of Figs Cookbook - Chef David Tanis of Chez Panisse
Platter of Figs Cookbook by Chef David Tanis of Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California serves up some masterpiece dishes inside his elegant cookbook. Here is just a sampling of the delicious recipe inside the book's pages: Zupa di Faioli with Rosemary Oil, Berber Pizza, Orecchiette Al Forno, Cherry-Almond Clafoutis, and Lavender Honey Ice Cream.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 294 pages.
Author: David Tanis
Description: David Tanis might cook in the most famous restaurant in America, but here he is all about keeping meals simple at home. In this eloquent appeal for good sense in cooking great food, David Tanis serves up twenty-four seasonal menus that are simply conceived and simply served -- on platters, family style. His food bursts with invention and flavor, such as wild salmon with spicy Vietnamese cucumbers to celebrate spring and braised duck with fried ginger for a cool-weather dinner.
Tanis has an elemental, unpretentious finesse with ingredients and a genuine gift for words. Deliciously down- to-earth, his intuitive menus make cooking a pleasure, not a stress -- whether you're "Feeling Italian" (Steamed Fennel with Red Pepper Oil; Roasted Quail with Grilled Radicchio and Creamy Polenta; Italian Plum Cake), "Slightly All- American" (Sliced Tomatoes with Sea Salt; Grilled Chicken Breasts; Corn, Squash, and Beans with Jalapeno Butter; Blueberry-Blackberry Crumble), or "Too Darned Hot, Alors!" (Provencal Toasts; Melon and Figs with Prosciutto and Mint; Deconstructed Salade Nicoise; Lavender Honey Ice Cream).
"David's recipes are simple and marvelous," says cookbook author Paula Wolfert. "What more can a food lover want?" Tanis shows you how to slow down, pay attention, give ingredients their due, and provide meals that will delight friends and family. Here, at last, is a cookbook that has nothing to do with celebrity chefdom and everything to do with real life. Cancel the dinner reservations and pick up this book -- and rediscover the pleasure of cooking at home.
Condition: Good condition.
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