The Art of Simple Food, Hardback
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'This books is for everyone who wants to learn to cook, or to become a better cook.

I'm convinced that the underlying principles of good cooking are the same everywhere.

These principles have less to do with recipes and techniques than they do with gathering good ingredients, which for me is the essence of cooking' - Alice Waters.With an essential repertoire of timeless, approachable recipes chosen to enhance and showcase great ingredients, "The Art of Simple Food" is a must-have book for home cooks.

Here you will find Alice's philosophy on everything from stocking your kitchen, to mastering the fundamentals of basic cooking techniques, to preparing delicious, seasonally inspired meals all year long.

Always true to her belief that a perfect meal is one that is balanced in texture, color and flavor, Waters helps us embrace seasonal produce and make the best choices when selecting ingredients.

Embark on a voyage of culinary rediscovery with her as she takes you by the hand and teaches you how to get the most out of your home cooking.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 416 pages, Black and white line drawings
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General cookery & recipes
  • ISBN: 9780718154387



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one of those books that I would prefer to own than to borrow, many simple recipies a primer on cooking for those trying to go beyond the vary basics. I love the pantry contents advice as it's rare to find and it looks quite sensible.