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

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

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 reci...

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Title:The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution
Author:Alice Waters
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ISBN:0307336794
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:416 pages

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

  • Annie
    Oct 16, 2007
    I'm being biased in my star rating because this isn't really a great cookbook by any means. I just love Alice Waters and appreciate her purpose in writing this.This isn't so much a "cookbook" as it is a book that tries to educate on how to approach food differently, to get our minds out of the incre...
  • Matthew Gatheringwater
    Nov 03, 2007
    Although it contains a small cookbook within a cookbook, The Art of Simple Food is more of a how-to book, with an emphasis on ingredients and technique, rather than on a comprehensive list of recipes. This is a good book for someone wanting to change their relationship to food because Water's insist...
  • Mary
    Jan 12, 2008
    I just started this last night and I love it. The author, the owner of a lovely, but upscale restaurant, talks about food and cooking in a very down to earth way. Her premise is that anyone can cook and the only things you need are good ingredients (especially fresh local produce/herbs), good equipm...
  • Ginny
    Feb 12, 2008
    I'm one of those people who reads cookbooks cover to cover when I get them. Strange? This book was a re-gifted Christmas present from a friend who didn't want it. Their loss was my gain. I'd seen the book in the bookstore before and was turned off by the lack of photos and the atypical recipe format...
  • Belinda
    Nov 30, 2008
    This may be the first "cookbook" that I read from cover to cover, which works for it. It's like The Story of Food and How to Cook It.It really says something about how easy it is to get quite removed from our culinary "roots" that when I (and many other people, judging by some of the reviews I've re...
  • Jean
    Jan 19, 2009
    Really should be a part of everyone's basic cooking library. Alice Waters gives plenty of ideas for modifying recipes to what is local and fresh for wherever you are. This makes me feel less like a food-loser when I can't find something for a recipe. Everything still turns out delightful.Sheela - Br...
  • Jamie
    Feb 22, 2009
    Every time I go into a book store (a dangerous place for me to be), I flip though this book. I love the cover, I always wanted to eat at her restaurant and just love the concept. Having not eaten meat in nearly...gees...seven years, I'm quite picky about my cook books. I already don't eat meat, I'm ...
  • Crystal
    Feb 27, 2009
    I really liked this book. It has wonderful, simple recipes and explanations on technique. I liked that it gives recipes according to season, so that you can utilize the seasonal fruits and veggies. ...
  • Steven Peterson
    Oct 04, 2009
    A few preliminary comments from the author that put the book in context. From the author (pages 4, 5): "This book is for everyone who wants to learn to cook, or to become a better cook. . . . I'm convinced that the underlying principles of good cooking are the same everywhere. These principles have ...
  • Geoff
    Apr 06, 2012
    Alice Waters takes a lot of shit for beginning the whole organic, locally-sourced food movement in the USA. People think it's elitist, or some hippy crap, or that it's too expensive for "regular folks", whoever the hell that refers to. I call bullshit on the bullshit callers. One can eat cheap, heal...