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Some readers may look askance at advice that they search out sources for locally produced food, for example, given the everyday exigencies of shopping and getting meals on the table. Yet it is precisely the need to "remake" our relationship to food that, Waters contends, determines the ultimate success of all our cooking and dining, not to mention our health and that of the planet. This relatively small book has a large message, and good everyday recipes to back it up. --Arthur Boehm
I've already commented on Alice Waters' other books, and this review is going to be the same. Her education/explanation is great. Read morePublished 7 days ago by tdm3038
great book. reading it feels like the mom/grandma I never had teaching me how to cook. Thanks Alice! our honorary fairy grandmother of good meals!Published 11 days ago by meg
A classic. What else can I say? Alice Waters was part of the food revolution in this country. I've been wanting this book for a long time, even though I've never made it to Chez... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Sherri de Coronado
Hand's down, this is my first "go to" book when deciding on dinner. I've made numerous recipes and all have been outstanding. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Elise
Inspiring cookbook. None complicated, nutritious, great tasting recipes.Published 1 month ago by Tim Seattle
overrated....but that is just my opinion.
I have been cooking for over 35 years, this book is my basic understanding already.
I expected more, much more! Read more
one of the all time best, 'must haves' on the kitchen shelf of any person who loves food and wants to gain a bit more confidence in the kitchen.Published 2 months ago by connie childs rosengarten