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"Fruits that are bright, colorful and downright PLUM GORGEOUS star as the ingredients in Romney Steele's delectable ode to orchard fare." --More Magazine
"A love letter to California's delicious fruit, with artful type, charming photographs, whimsical drawings and lots of fun recipes." --Santa Rosa Press-Democrat
"A beautiful love letter to stone fruit at the prime of ripeness, complete with stories from the orchard, little poems and proverbs singing their praises, and of course, lavishly illustrated and elegant seasonal fruit recipes for both sweet and savory dishes." --Serious Eats
"As romantic...as it is practical and inspiring.... Plum Gorgeous will make you want to find the best fruits of the season and include them with every meal of the day." --Seattle Weekly blog Cooking the Books
"If a cookbook can be romantic, this one surely is. 'Plum Gorgeous' is the essence of simplicity and yet one of the most sophisticated books to cross our desks this year." --The Oregonian
"Charming memories are interspersed with mouthwatering photographs of an artsy, old-fashioned nature and inspiring sweet and savory recipes covering all the seasons...lovely." --The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC
"The recipes are wonderfully imaginative, appealing, easy to follow, and utilize fruit for all parts of a meal." --Kitchen GadgetGals
While Plum Gorgeous is first and foremost a cookbook, filled with 60 super-seasonal recipes, with such beautiful photographs and food styling, as well as extensive headnotes to the recipes, it feels like much more than the average cookbook. Steele captures a time and place in her own life - and fills the book with such a clear aesthetic sense - that a mere cookbook jumps into the world of the truly aspirational. We, too, would like to sit around her table, lathering raspberry rhubarb rose petal jam on everything in sight. --localfoods.about.com
Romney "Nani" Steele is a writer, a cook, a visual artist, and a food stylist. As the granddaughter of Bill and Lolly Fassett, creators of Nepenthe Restaurant, she grew up at the family business and opened Cafe Kevah, located on the grounds of Nepenthe. She lives in Oakland, California, with her two children, Trevor and Nicoya.
A gorgeous book and I would highly recommend it as a coffee table book, a relaxing read for inspiration and a delicous recipe book. Read morePublished 21 months ago by IG
Loved the first book and now the second is wonderful also---waiting for another! Thanks for sharing this with all of us!Published 22 months ago by A. C.
For anyone who has had the luxury of picking and eating ripe fruit off the tree, this is a fabulous book in the "how to" use the abundance of fruit in season.Published on May 28, 2013 by janet abbott
Would make a wonderful gift, canning is almost a lost art and fresh fruit recipes. Is a beautiful addition to a kitchen book shelfPublished on February 23, 2013 by SMEGHEAD