Fasting and Feasting
The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience GrayBook - 2017
For more than thirty years, Patience Gray, author of the celebrated cookbook Honey from a Weed, lived in a remote area of Puglia in southernmost Italy. She was fond of saying that she wrote only for herself and her friends, yet her growing reputation brought a steady stream of international visitors to her door. This simple and isolated life she chose for herself may help explain her relative obscurity when compared to the other great food writers of her time. So it is not surprising that when Gray died in 2005, the BBC described her as an "almost forgotten culinary star." Yet her influence, particularly among chefs and other food writers, has had a lasting and profound effect on the way we view and celebrate good food and regional cuisines.
Publisher: White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, 
Branch Call Number: BIOGRAPHY 641.5 GRAY 2017
Characteristics: 371 pages, 16 numbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm