×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Cheese Board: Collective Works, Bread, Pastry, Cheese, Pizza
     

Cheese Board: Collective Works, Bread, Pastry, Cheese, Pizza

4.5 2
by Cheese Board Colletive, Alice Waters (Foreword by)
 

See All Formats & Editions

From the enormously popular Berkeley cheese shop and bakery, a collection of 150 classic recipes along with a history of the store and a cheese primer, all accompanied by 50 photographs.


The Cheese Board was there, a hole in the wall with a line out the door, before Chez Panisse was so much as a gleam in my eye. When the restaurant was

Overview

From the enormously popular Berkeley cheese shop and bakery, a collection of 150 classic recipes along with a history of the store and a cheese primer, all accompanied by 50 photographs.


The Cheese Board was there, a hole in the wall with a line out the door, before Chez Panisse was so much as a gleam in my eye. When the restaurant was conceived, I wanted it to be in North Berkeley so the Cheese Board would be nearby, because I knew I would be among friends.

-Alice Waters, from the Foreword

When a tiny cheese shop opened in Berkeley, California, in 1967, there was little hint of what the store-and the neighborhood-would grow into over the next 30 years. The Cheese Board became a collective a few years later and Chez Panisse opened across the street, giving birth to one of the country's most vibrant food neighborhoods, the epicenter of California's culinary revolution. Equal parts bakery, cheese store, pizzeria, and gathering place, the Cheese Board is a patchwork of the local community, where a passion for good food runs deep. THE CHEESE BOARD presents over 100 recipes for the store's classic breads, pastries, and pizzas, along with a history of the collective and an extensive cheese primer.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The Cheese Board is the soul of my neighborhood in Berkeley. I go there probably three times a week-not only for cheese and the world-class bread and pizza, but also for the sheer sense of community that permeates the place. This fine book, long overdue, will now enable us groupies to bring even deeper shades of the inimitable Cheese Board spirit into our kitchens." -Mollie Katzen, author of The Moosewood Cookbook"What a treasure this book is-filled with recipes for Cheese Board specialties Ive loved for years, plus the inside story on how this quirky business really runs. After reading it, I wanted to drop everything and join the collective." -Janet Fletcher, author of The Cheese Course"This book is important, first because it is a lively historical document of a truly amazing place, but also because the recipes are so wonderful. My pizza repertoire has been infused with a fabulous jolt of new ideas." -Peter Reinhart, author of American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza and The Bread Bakers Apprentice"The Cheese Board has all of the best things: cheeses and olives; breads and pizzas; the most knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive staff ever. The collectives policy of encouraging people to taste everything in the shop created a sensation, a destination, and an education. Now all of the Cheese Boards expertise and excellent recipes are here to behold." -Michael Wild, chef-owner of BayWolf and author of The BayWolf Restaurant Cookbook"A real expression of the Cheese Boards philosophy, this book speaks in the voices of the members of the collective, revealing how their work intersects with and pervades their lives. The stories and the recipes for the favorite breads and pizzas developed in the 36-year life of this vibrant Berkeley institution are all here." -Lindsey Shere, author of Chez Panisse Desserts
Library Journal
The Cheese Board began as a small cheese shop, not much more than a hole in the wall, in a quiet Berkeley neighborhood in 1967. Soon thereafter, Alice Waters opened Chez Panisse across the street, and eventually the area became what was referred to as "The Gourmet Ghetto." Today, the cheese shop has larger quarters (but there's still always a line out the door) and has added a morning caf and a pizzeria, a few doors away. Here are the recipes for the breads, pizzas, scones, and other baked goods that have gained a legendary following, along with details on selecting, storing, and serving cheese, including informative suggestions for a variety of cheese plates. The book is as much the story of the shop's evolution as it is a cookbook, and numerous reminiscences and anecdotes from loyal longtime members of the collective are scattered throughout. For area libraries and most other collections. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580084192
Publisher:
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
08/15/2003
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
452,301
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.64(d)

Meet the Author

THE CHEESE BOARD COLLECTIVE hailed as a paradigm of collective-run business. The Cheese Board shop is frequently cited in national food media "best of" lists and is a major food destination in Berkeley, California.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Cheese Board: Collective Works, Bread, Pastry, Cheese, Pizza 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Recipes are great, my son loved this book, its like being back in Berkeley CA enjoying the pizza and atmosphere
Anonymous More than 1 year ago