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Romney Steele tells the story of growing up in Big Sur, CA at her families restaurant Nepenthe.
LOVELY photographs, wonderful recipes, nice "coffee table" type book to thumb through, or settle into your easy chair and read the family story.
If, like me, you read cookbooks like novels, and cherish the personal and the quirky when you find it, I think you will love this book.
It has been wonderful to read the history behind Nepenthe. We recently visited Nepenthe on our vacation to the Central Coast. Read morePublished 3 months ago by OC_Yvette
Photos and recipes reminded me of magical visits to Nepenthe in the 70s. Food photos evoked many satisfying, "homey" meals..can't wait to try to replicate the recipes.Published 6 months ago by janet abbott
Besides the fantastic recipes and the photoes, Rommey brought back a time and place that once was. Thank you RommeyPublished 9 months ago by SMEGHEAD
A fun read. It relates the fascinating history of Nepenthe, includes good recipes and it's our Valentine's Day date spot.Published 10 months ago by Susan Peck
I got this as a gift for my wife after we visited Nepenthe and had dinner there on a fine fall day after driving the spectacular twisting coastal highway leading to Big Sur. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Gayle F. Brewer
Alas, I don't know if I have made anything from this book yet. I adore the pictures and stories though. Read morePublished 11 months ago by M.C.
Nepenthe is the soul, the center of Big Sur for the last sixty years, and yet it still has great food and ambiance. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Richard Benoit
Nicely written, but there are times when I wanted to know more. Did Bill and Lolly ever divorce? Why did they drift apart, how long did he live apart from her and Nepenthe. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kathy
This book is wonderfully descriptive of the whole Nepenthe experience. The pictures are wonderful and bring back great memories... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Gammy B