"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 Steele is a writer and cook, the granddaughter of Bill and Lolly Fassett, creators of Nepenthe Restaurant. Nani, as she is known to family and friends, grew up at the family restaurant and opened Cafe Kevah, located on the grounds of Nepenthe. She is the co-owner and cook of The Cook and Her Farmer, a cafe, oyster, and wine bar located in the historic Swan's Market in Oakland, California. She is also the author of Plum Gorgeous. She has two children.
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