Nobody better embodies the present-day mantra "Eat real food in season" than David Tanis, one of the most original voices in American cooking. For more than a quarter-century, Tanis has been the chef at the groundbreaking Chez Panisse, in Berkeley, California, where the menu consists solely of a single perfect meal that changes each evening. Tanis's recipes are down-to-earth yet sophisticated, simple to prepare but impressive on the plate. Tanis opens this soulful, fun-to-read cookbook with his own private food rituals, those treats – jalapeño pancakes, beans on toast, pasta for one – for when you are on your own in the kitchen with no one else to satisfy. Then he follows with twenty incomparable menus (five per season) that serve four to six. Each transports the reader to places far and wide. And for grand occasions, a time for the whole tribe to gather around the table, Tanis delivers festive menus for holiday feasts. So in one book, three kinds of cooking: small, medium, and large. In the third of our Eugene Author Dinner Series, Tanis speaks about his book and his work at a dinner prepared – from recipes in Tanis' book – by Restaurant Eugene's Chef Linton Hopkins and guest chef David Sweeney of Dynamic Dish. All attendees are assured a deliciously thoughtful and memorable evening. The Eugene Author Dinner Series is presented in partnership with The Decatur Book Festival. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception. A four-course dinner with pairings will be seated at 7:00 p.m. Cost is $115 per person with a copy of Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys, $85 without. Reservations required. Additional copies of Heart of the Artichoke as well as Tanis' other book, A Platter of Figs, will be available for purchase. For more information, visit the Restaurant Eugene's website, http://www.restauranteugene.com/ , or call (404) 355-0321. If you cannot attend this fabulous evening, you can reserve a signed copy of Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys at http://acappellabooks.com/ev_eugene_tanis.asp . (jasbro)
A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes 231 copies, 3 reviews
Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys 146 copies, 1 review
One Good Dish 93 copies, 4 reviews
David Tanis Market Cooking: Recipes and Revelations, Ingredient by… 39 copies, 1 review
Corn: A Country Garden Cookbook 33 copies
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