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My Nepenthe: Bohemian Tales of Food, Family, and Big Sur Hardcover – November 17, 2009
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"Romney Steele's book tells the story of her family's long history and involvement in Big Sur's development from a small, rural coastal area to a burgeoning bohemian enclave and popular tourist destination." --Epicurious, naming My Nepenthe among the Best Cookbooks of 2009
""My Nepenthe" makes me want to get in my car and drive south. Until I can, the book is the next best thing. " --Santa Rosa Press Democrat
"My Nepenthe weaves together stories and tales about the famous California restaurant perched on the majestic cliffs of Big Sur. It celebrates the magic and history of place through food and the Fassett family who started Nepenthe. ... Ultimately, My Nepenthe is a story about food, family, and the culture of place, and how it all unfolds around the table and why that matters." --Jessica's Biscuit
About the Author
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.
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This book is a paean of love written by a woman who was fortunate enough to spend her childhood in residence at Nepenthe, when her grandmother owned and ran the place.
There are some good recipes scattered throughout, as well as quite a bit of family history, but mostly, it's just a lovely homage to a Different World from the one we live in today.
Relax, and enjoy the ride!
The stories and recipes gave a personal touch to the whole family.
A most enjoyable book to have...and don't forget all the great pictures.