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A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes Hardcover – Illustrated, October 1, 2008
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In this eloquent appeal for good sense in cooking great food, Davis Tanis serves up twenty-four seasonal menus that are simply conceived and simply servedon platters, family style. His food bursts with invention and flavor, such as wild salmon with spicy Vietnamese cucumbers to celebrate spring and braised duck with fried ginger for a cool-weather dinner.
Tanis has an elemental, unpretentious finesse with ingredients and a genuine gift for words. Deliciously down-to-earth, his intuitive menus make cooking a pleasure, not a stresswhether you're "Feeling Italian" (Steamed Fennel with Red Pepper Oil; Roasted Quail with Grilled Radicchio and Creamy Polenta; Italian Plum Cake), "Slightly All-American" (Sliced Tomatoes with Sea Salt; Grilled Chicken Breasts; Corn, Squash, and Beans with Jalapeño Butter; Blueberry-Blackberry Crumble), or "Too Darned Hot, Alors!" (Provençal Toasts; Melon and Figs with Prosciutto and Mint; Deconstructed Salade Niçoise; Lavender Honey Ice Cream).
"Davids recipes are simple and marvelous," says cookbook author Paula Wolfert. "What more can a food lover want?" Tanis shows you how to slow down, pay attention, give ingredients their due, and provide meals that will delight friends and family.
Here, at last, is a cookbook that has nothing to do with celebrity chefdom and everything to do with real life. Cancel the dinner reservations and pick up this bookand rediscover the pleasure of cooking at home.
- Item Weight : 2.59 pounds
- Hardcover : 294 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1579653464
- ISBN-13 : 978-1579653460
- Publisher : Artisan (October 1, 2008)
- Product Dimensions : 8 x 1.25 x 10.19 inches
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #328,105 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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