Chez Panisse Vegetables

Chez Panisse Vegetables Review

For twenty-five years, Alice Waters and her friends at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California have dedicated themselves to the ideal of serving the finest, freshest foods with simplicity and style. From tender baby asparagus in early spring, to the colorful spectrum of peppers at the height of summer; crisp, leafy chicories in autumn, to sweet butternut squash in the dark of winter, much of the inspiration about what to put on the menu comes from the high quality produce Waters and her chefs seek out year-round. Using the treasures from the earth, Chez Panisse Vegetables offers endless possibilities for any occasion. Try Grilled Radicchio Risotto with Balsamic Vinegar at your next dinner party, or Pizza with Red and Yellow Peppers for a summer evening at home. Why not forgo green-leaf lettuce, and opt for Artichoke and Grapefruit Salad drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil? Or serve Corn Cakes with fresh berries for breakfast instead of cereal?

Throughout Vegetables, Waters shares her energy and enthusiasm for what she describes as "living foods." When she first began in the restaurant business, the selection of good-quality vegetables was so limited that she found herself searching out farmers with whom she might do business. Luckily, today's explosion of markets and organic farms across the country ensures that any home cook can find freshly harvested produce to put on the table. And with the increased popularity of home gardening, more and more people are taking their vegetables straight from the earth and into the kitchen.

Cooks, gardeners, vegetarians and everyone who appreciates good food will find Chez Panisse Vegetables to be not only a cookbook, but a valuable resource for selecting and serving fine produce. From popular vegetables like corn, tomatoes and carrots, to more unusual selections like chard, amaranth greens and sorrel, Vegetables offers detailed information about the seasonal availability, proper look, flavor and preparation of each selection. Arranged alphabetically by vegetable, and filled with colorful linocut images, Chez Panisse Vegetables makes it easy for a cook to find a tempting recipe for whatever he or she has brought home from the market.

Title:Chez Panisse Vegetables
Edition Language:English

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    Chez Panisse Vegetables Reviews

  • Debra Daniels-zeller

    This is a great vegetable cookbook by Alice Waters from the famous Chez Panaisse restaurant. The book is divided up by vegetables and arranged alphabetically. I didn't count how many recipes this book...

  • Mridul Singhai

    Life saver – I was spending nearly a quarter of my paycheck ordering delivery. This and some other texts (and the guilt/bloat that comes with eating restaurant food) helped me get out of that phase...

  • Mike

    A literal A-Z of almost every veggie out there.Every chapter gives a history of each topic,followed by recipes and suggestions of what they would go with.In the forward Waters mentions a chef that cam...

  • Phoebe

    Ms. Waters has been on my to-read cookbook list for YEARS. Finally, we meet. I tried the pumpkin soup, which was fantastic, and almost tried a cabbage recipe, but ended up just oven-roasting the cabba...

  • Annie

    This is a wonderful cookbook for vegetarians and meat eaters who want to try to incorporate more vegetables into their diet. You can find a recipe for almost any vegetable you can think of. The recipe...

  • Beka

    I know lots of people are, but I'm just not really a fan of cookbooks that are all text. I know it shouldn't be necessary, but a picture here and there really helps break up the monotony and also make...

  • Iris

    I made ratatouille from this and that's all. And it didn't really turn out. However, I think that was mostly my own fault and the book is lovely with beautiful illustrations. It's organized by vegetab...

  • Mark Taylor

    Some great veggie recipes from the place that helped start the American fresh food movement. A good cookbook to have in the arsenal. ...

  • Meena Menon

    This is my favorite amongst all of my Alice Waters cookbooks. ...

  • Trish

    I love just about everything about this book. I love the way it looks. I love the descriptions of the vegetables. I love that other people are cooking with and eating things I’ve never encountered b...