The Art of Simple Food
Alice Waters, champion of local, seasonal ingredients and prime perpetrator of California cuisine, is probably second only to Julia Child in shaping the way Americans cook and eat. The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution, her latest, is for "everyone who wants to learn to cook, or wants to become a better cook." You get all the techniques, whys and wherefores needed for choosing fresh ingredients, making perfect poached salmon, baking biscotti and so much more. The more than 250 recipes here are easily made, build confidence and inspire you to find joy in cooking and eating simple food. Waters is a natural teacher and her book is a natural for holiday giving.