Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Books That Make Us Hungry: Alice Waters and Chez Panisse by Thomas McNamee

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Rachel here: When my parents came to visit right after M was born, my dad left me with two gifts. One was a book on cooking for children that I blogged about here and the other was Alice Waters and Chez Panisse by Thomas McNamee. It is this latter book that has provided me with little glimpses of Rachel-time this summer amidst the flurry of M's arrival as I've read a few pages at a time.

The adventures that focused around Alice Waters and generated Chez Panisse as it is today are decadent and delicate at once. I've enjoyed escaping into the French countryside with Alice and reading her recipes. Even absent a new baby, this book promises to transport both your mind and your mouth to fantastic places. The only problem, is that every time I close the cover I find myself feeling a little hungry.

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