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My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own: A Cookbook (Hardcover)

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If you’ve ever wondered what the inside of Alice Waters’—legendary founder of Chez Panisse—pantry looks like, this is your chance to find out! Waters explains that she views the pantry as an extension of one’s identity as a chef. She divulges the contents of her pantry and talks about her favorite dishes to make from those ingredients. This lovely book will make you want to revamp your pantry and start making your own condiments!

— Flannery


In this collection of essays and recipes, Alice Waters showcases the simple building-block ingredients she uses to create gratifying, impromptu meals all year long.

In her most intimate and compelling cookbook yet, Alice invites readers to step not into the kitchen at Chez Panisse, but into her own, sharing how she shops, stores, and prepares the pantry staples and preserves that form the core of her daily meals.  Ranging from essentials like homemade chicken stock, red wine vinegar, and tomato sauce to the unique artisanal provisions that embody Alice’s unadorned yet delightful cooking style, she shows how she injects even simple meals with nuanced flavor and seasonal touches year-round.  From fresh cheeses to quick pickles to sweets and spirits, these often-used ingredients are, as she explains, the key to kitchen spontaneity when combined with simple grains, vegetables, and other staple items.  With charming pen-and-ink illustrations by her daughter, Fanny and Alice’s warm, inviting tone, the latest book from our most influential proponent of simple, organic cooking ensures a gracious, healthy meal is always within reach.

About the Author

ALICE WATERS is the executive chef, founder, and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant and Café in Berkeley, California. She founded the Edible Schoolyard, is Vice President of Slow Food International, the recipient of three James Beard Awards, and the author of twelve books. Her most recent books are the bestsellers The Art of Simple Food II, 40 Years of Chez Panisse, and In the Green Kitchen. She lives in Berkeley, California.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780804185288
ISBN-10: 080418528X
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Publication Date: September 15th, 2015
Pages: 144
Language: English