- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: Ecco (March 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062049720
- ISBN-13: 978-0062049728
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.5 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #375,322 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
At Elizabeth David's Table: Classic Recipes and Timeless Kitchen Wisdom Hardcover – March 1, 2011
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
“The food rendered in blooming center-focus color, the images as soft at the edges as a dream… This title serves as a good introduction, to be followed by trips to the used-book store for the originals, best consumed with an omelet and a glass of wine.” (Sam Sifton, New York Times)
“[Elizabeth David] was James Beard, Julia Child, and MFK Fisher rolled into one… She has so much more to tell us than merely how to cook... reading between the lines you come to understand that what Elizabeth David is really saying is to savor every minute of your life.” (Ruth Reichl)
“I am still surprised every time I read Elizabeth David; she defines what it is to be a true food writer, and her words are timeless. This beautiful illustrated anthology reveals her bright spirit... She defends the authentic and the seasonal, and champions simplicity and beauty in the kitchen. ” (Alice Waters)
“Her writing is as timeless as the cuisines she describes. Re-reading her recipes, I am struck again, and again, that each is a seductive little invitation to cook. And if you love to cook, discovering her work is surely one of the greatest pleasures of all.” (Judy Rodgers)
From the Back Cover
Legendary cook Elizabeth David is the woman who changed the face of British cooking. She introduced a dreary post-war Britain to the sun-drenched culinary delights of the Mediterranean; to foods like olive oil, pasta, and garlic, to fresh herbs like basil and to vegetables like zucchini and eggplant—foods that have become the staples of our diets today. Her recipes brought color and life into kitchens everywhere, yet her books never contained any photographs. Now, published for the first time, comes this full color, beautifully illustrated collection of her most inspiring and delicious dishes. Never before have her recipes been photographed to showcase the richness and variety of the food that she was so passionate about.
Published to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Elizabeth's first book, her instant classic Mediterranean Food, At Elizabeth David's Table has twelve chapters guiding the reader from tasty soups and starters, through to meat, fish and desserts. Sections on successful bread making, as well as more extravagant dishes, ensure that this will become the cooking bible that readers will turn to, time and time again. Interspersed throughout the book are some of Elizabeth's short essays—from how to cook ‘fast and fresh' using store-bought and pantry ingredients, to evocative portraits of French and Italian markets.
With an introduction by Ruth Reichl, the famed editor of the modern classic The Gourmet Cookbook and the irreplaceable Gourmet magazine, and a preface by Jill Norman, literary trustee of Elizabeth David's estate, At Elizabeth David's Table is the must-have cookbook for home cooks, gourmets, and chefs alike.
Browse award-winning titles. See more
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
Many of the recipes are simple and made with readily available ingredients. Butter and cream play a strong supporting role in many recipes, but they look satisfying and use many other wholesome whole food ingredients. This is cooking from scratch, meant to be savored--from the selection of ingredients, to the preparation of the dish, to the final enjoyment of a shared meal--without being fussy or stuffy.
Not all recipes have ingredient lists, instead the ingredients are simply noted (in bold) within the directions. This may be irksome to some. On the other hand, the personal notes and descriptions preceding many of the recipes are a bonus.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What can one say. I was so looking forward to it.Read more