December 6, 2020 at 12:41 pm #15771witenbergParticipant
Coming to My Senses
The Making of a Counterculture Cook
by Alice Waters
- Awards: Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Food & Cookbooks (2017)
- Language: english
- Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
- Format: hardcover, 304 pages
- Genres: food, memoir, biography, cooking, cookbooks, autobiography
- ISBN: 9780307718280 (030771828X)
- Author: Alice Waters
- Release date: September 5, 2017
About The Book
The long-awaited memoir from cultural icon and culinary standard bearer Alice Waters recalls the circuitous road and tumultuous times leading to the opening of what is arguably America’s most influential restaurant.
When Alice Waters opened the doors of her “little French restaurant” in Berkeley, California in 1971 at the age of 27, no one ever anticipated the indelible mark it would leave on the culinary landscape — Alice least of all. Fueled in equal parts by naiveté and a relentless pursuit of beauty and pure flavor, she turned her passion project into an iconic institution that redefined American cuisine for generations of chefs and food lovers.
In Coming to My Senses Alice retraces the events that led her to 1517 Shattuck Avenue and the tumultuous times that emboldened her to find her own voice as a cook when the prevailing food culture was embracing convenience and uniformity. Moving from a repressive suburban upbringing to Berkeley in 1964 at the height of the Free Speech Movement and campus unrest, she was drawn into a bohemian circle of charismatic figures whose views on design, politics, film, and food would ultimately inform the unique culture on which Chez Panisse was founded.
Dotted with stories, recipes, photographs, and letters, Coming to My Senses is at once deeply personal and modestly understated, a quietly revealing look at one woman’s evolution from a rebellious yet impressionable follower to a respected activist who effects social and political change on a global level through the common bond of food.
Online book Coming to My Senses Alice Waters for Mac on Dymocks. Hardcover Coming to My Senses download. EPUB ebook Coming to My Senses by Alice Waters read online. TXT Coming to My Senses buy iOS on Booktopia.
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.