A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes

A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes

David Tanis


ignore getting again to the land, David Tanis simply wishes you to come again to the kitchen

for 6 months a yr, David Tanis is the top chef at Chez Panisse, the Berkeley, California, eating place the place he has labored along Alice Waters because the Eighties in making a revolution in sustainable American delicacies. the opposite six months, Tanis lives in Paris in a seventeenth-century residence, the place he hosts intimate dinners for acquaintances and paying site visitors, and prepares the meals in a small kitchen built with not anything greater than an previous range, a bit counter house, and a handful of wellused pots and pans.

this can be the ebook for a person who desires to assemble and feed pals round a desk and nurture their dialog. It’s now not approximately displaying off with advanced strategies and imprecise materials. Worlds clear of the showy meals community personalities, Tanis believes that the main enjoyable meals—for either the cook dinner and the guest—are continually the simplest.

domestic chefs can simply re-create any of his 24 seasonal, market-driven menus, from spring’s Supper of the Lamb (Warm Asparagus French dressing; Shoulder of Spring Lamb with Flageolet Beans and Olive appreciate; Rum Baba with Cardamom) to winter’s North African convenience foodstuff (Carrot and Coriander Salad; chook Tagine with Pumpkin and Chickpeas). better of all, Tanis is a fascinating consultant with a real present for phrases, whose soulful method of nutrition will make any kitchen, large or small, a hot and compelling position to spend time.

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