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At Elizabeth David's Table

Classic Recipes and Timeless Kitchen Wisdom
David, Elizabeth (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Legendary cook Elizabeth David is the woman who changed the face of British cooking. She introduced a dreary post-war Britain to the sun-drenched culinary delights of the Mediterranean; to foods like olive oil, pasta, and garlic, to fresh herbs like basil and to vegetables like zucchini and eggplant--foods that have become the staples of our diets today. Her recipes brought color and life into kitchens everywhere, yet her books never contained any photographs. Now, published for the first time, comes this full color, beautifully illustrated collection of her most inspiring and delicious dishes. Never before have her recipes been photographed to showcase the richness and variety of the food that she was so passionate about. Published to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Elizabeths first book, her instant classic Mediterranean Food, At Elizabeth Davids Table has twelve chapters guiding the reader from tasty soups and starters, through to meat, fish and desserts. Sections on successful bread making, as well as more extravagant dishes, ensure that this will become the cooking bible that readers will turn to, time and time again. Interspersed throughout the book are some of Elizabeths short essays--from how to cook fast and fresh using store-bought and pantry ingredients, to evocative portraits of French and Italian markets. With an introduction by Ruth Reichl, the famed editor of the modern classic The Gourmet Cookbook and the irreplaceable Gourmet magazine, and a preface by Jill Norman, literary trustee of Elizabeth Davids estate, At Elizabeth Davids Table is the must-have cookbook for home cooks, gourmets, and chefs alike.
Authors: David, Elizabeth, 1913-1992
Title: At Elizabeth David's table
classic recipes and timeless kitchen wisdom
Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco/HarperCollins Pub., c2010
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Characteristics: 383 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Elizabeth David ; compiled and with an introduction by Jill Norman ; preface by Ruth Reichl
Notes: Includes index
Additional Contributors: Reichl, Ruth
Norman, Jill
ISBN: 0062049720
9780062049728
Branch Call Number: 641.5 D249a 2010
Subject Headings: Cooking
Topical Term: Cooking
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She introduced a dreary post-war Britain to the sun-drenched culinary delights of the Mediterranean; foods that have become the staples of our diets today. Her recipes brought color and life into kitchens everywhere.


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Jan 06, 2012
  • brinyurchin rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A beautiful combination of quality food writing, beautiful photography, and good recipes.

Aug 10, 2011
  • sdelao rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Beautiful book with gorgeous photography

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