Pass the Polenta: And Other Writings from the Kitchen

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  • "Food is not merely about calories and minimum daily requirements and metabolic pathways. At its very heart, food is about people."--from Pass the PolentaLikewise, people are at the heart of this warm, personal collection of food- and family-inspired essays by former professional chef and food historian Teresa Lust. An Italian immigrant grandmother who plucked chickens in the backyard; an introverted mushroom forager who collected chanterelles in the woods; a German auntie who learned to knead bread in a wooden bucket; an unassuming wine shop owner who, after closing, offers a bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and a delightfully unpretentious way to value a wine--all are key ingredients in the zesty culinary heritage that Teresa Lust lovingly serves up. Like the creamy, sweet polenta that wooed her father into her mother's robust Italian family, this book is filled with a myriad of rich flavors, history, kitchen tips, and recipes. Lessons in life learned at the stoves of the many seasoned cooks in Lust's world, these wonderful true stories are an expression of art and love, family and self, soil and the seasons.
  • Author:
    Teresa Lust
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    641
    EAN:
    9780345435651
    ISBN:
    0345435656
    Label:
    Ballantine Books
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $11.95
    Manufacturer:
    Ballantine Books
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    288
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    1999-08-31
    Publisher:
    Ballantine Books
    Studio:
    Ballantine Books
    Title:
    Pass the Polenta: And Other Writings from the Kitchen
    Release Date:
    1999-08-31

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