Nothing Fancy: Recipes and Recollections of Soul-Satisfying Food

Nothing Fancy: Recipes and Recollections of Soul-Satisfying Food

by Diana Kennedy
     
 

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Simple, soulful food is all the rage these days, and in this wonderful book, noted cook Diana Kennedy presents over 100 recipes that span the wide world of easy-to-prepare (yet often elegant and unusual) comfort food, from Romanian Eggplant Spread to Tampico Shrimps in Pumpkin-Seed Sauce, Arroz con Pollo a la Cubana to Everyday Scones While it may be "nothing fancy",…  See more details below

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Simple, soulful food is all the rage these days, and in this wonderful book, noted cook Diana Kennedy presents over 100 recipes that span the wide world of easy-to-prepare (yet often elegant and unusual) comfort food, from Romanian Eggplant Spread to Tampico Shrimps in Pumpkin-Seed Sauce, Arroz con Pollo a la Cubana to Everyday Scones While it may be "nothing fancy", this is nonetheless a book to read with pleasure and use for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898159912
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
7.04(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.73(d)

What People are saying about this

Gabriela Cámara
"Diana Kennedy is the most serious food writer in Mexico, but what many people won’t know—until they read this book—is that she’s an extraordinary cook of all sorts of cuisines. Cooking casually with her at home is to know her keen palate and deep understanding of how food works. It’s also great fun."
Gabriela Cámara
"Diana Kennedy is the most serious food writer in Mexico, but what many people won’t know—until they read this book—is that she’s an extraordinary cook of all sorts of cuisines. Cooking casually with her at home is to know her keen palate and deep understanding of how food works. It’s also great fun."
Paula Wolfert
"Diana’s recipe for her most personal cookbook includes equal parts of passion, creativity, and humor, with a soupçon of provocation. I love the way she’s so blunt in her comments about food and the food world, her bêtes noires, in this book—it’s exactly the way we cooks talk to each other in private, and it rarely gets into our books."
Zak Pelaccio
"Nothing Fancy gives us access to the razor-sharp wit and wisdom of one of the great intuitive cooks of our time. Diana Kennedy knows more than you and me, and perhaps the most important reason is—now, listen up, all you good home and professional cooks—she knows how to use salt, which could hardly be more important. Diana was long ago crowned the queen of the cocina, the uncompromising magician of not only Mexican food but of everything she touches."

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Meet the Author

Diana Kennedy has written eight classic books on the regional foods of Mexico, including the James Beard Cookbook of the Year Oaxaca al Gusto: An Infinite Gastronomy, The Essential Cuisines of Mexico, The Art of Mexican Cooking, and My Mexico. Her many honors include induction into the James Beard Foundation Cookbook Hall of Fame, a Life Achievement Award from the International Association of Cooking Professionals, the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle, and the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

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