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A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes

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HC :
304 Pages
Publisher:
Artisan
Pub. Date:
Sep 01, 2008
Photos:
Color Photographs
Our Part #:
341420
ISBN-10:
1579653464
ISBN-13:
9781579653460

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For an excerpt from the foreword, a gallery of images, an author bio, and a recipe click here.

"There are many chefs in America more famous than David Tanis, but there are few, if any, who are more gifted."--Michael Pollan

Forget about getting back to the land, David Tanis just wants you to get back to the kitchen.

For six months a year, David Tanis is the head chef at Chez Panisse, the Berkeley, California, restaurant where he has worked alongside Alice Waters since the 1980s in creating a revolution in sustainable American cuisine. The other six months, Tanis lives in Paris in a seventeenth-century apartment, where he hosts intimate dinners for friends and paying guests, and prepares the food in a small kitchen equipped with nothing more than an old stove, a little counter space, and a handful of well used pots and pans.

This is the book for anyone who wants to gather and feed friends around a table and nurture their conversation. It’s not about showing off with complicated techniques and obscure ingredients. Worlds away from the showy Food Network personalities, Tanis believes that the most satisfying meals--for both the cook and the guest--are invariably the simplest.

Home cooks can easily re-create any of his 24 seasonal, market-driven menus, from spring’s Supper of the Lamb (Warm Asparagus Vinaigrette; Shoulder of Spring Lamb with Flageolet Beans and Olive Relish; Rum Baba with Cardamom) to winter’s North African Comfort Food (Carrot and Coriander Salad; Chicken Tagine with Pumpkin and Chickpeas). Best of all, Tanis is an engaging guide with a genuine gift for words, whose soulful approach to food will make any kitchen, big or small, a warm and compelling place to spend time.

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1. donald on 4/19/2009, said:

Absolutely a must. Tanis is a passionate foodie, but never gets precious with the food. His food is real and really delicious. We have made at least 20 of the recipes and have not been disappointed yet. The octopus is amazing and the Tortilla Espanola with Salt Cod is a revelation. His "Mormon" dough is fail proof and the apple tart a new staple because of it's utter simplicity. Did I mention the blackberry crumble? Stop reading and get this book!

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