New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2002.
Illustrated by Patricia Curtan. First Edition. Hardcover.
Inscription signed by Alice Waters on first free endpaper and dated 6-14-02. First Edition, First Printing.
Alice Waters opened Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, in 1971 as a place where she and her friends could cook country French food with local ingredients and talk politics. By 1971 Chez Panisse was named the number one restaurant in America by Gourmet magazine. The restaurant’s commitment to organic, locally grown foods and to a community of farmers and producers who provide the freshest ingredients, grown and harvested naturally with techniques that preserve and enrich the land for future generations, set a new standard and inspired an organic food movement.
Chez Panisse Fruit draws on the exuberant flavors of fresh, ripe fruit to create more than 200 memorable sweet and savory dishes featuring fruit. Organized alphabetically by fruit -- from apples to strawberries -- and including helpful essays on selecting, storing, and preparing fruit, this book will help you make the very most of fresh fruits from season to season.Item #901138
7-1/4 x 10/14", pictorial paper over boards, pictorial endpapers, xviii, 326pp, illustrated with 50 original color linocut images drawn, cut, and printed by the artist, Patricia Curtan.
Fine in near fine spine-faded dust wrapper and protective mylar.