'Above all, Elizabeth David's books make you want to cook' Terence Conran
Legendary cook and writer Elizabeth David changed the way Britain ate, introducing a postwar nation to the delights of sunny Mediterranean climes, and bringing flavours and aromas such as garlic, wine and olive oil into its kitchens.
This mouthwatering selection of her writings and recipes embraces the richness of French and Italian cuisine, from earthy cassoulets to the simplest spaghetti, as well as evoking the smell of buttered toast, the colours of foreign markets and the pleasures of picnics. Rich with anecdote, David's writing is defined by a passion for good, authentic, well-balanced food that still inspires chefs today.
Throughout the history of civilization, food has been more than simple necessity. In countless cultures, it has been livelihood, status symbol, entertainment – and passion. In the GREAT FOOD series, Penguin brings you the finest food writing from the last 400 years, and opens the door to the wonders of every kitchen.
When I go back and read her books now, I feel I plagiarized them. All of it seeped in so much, it's embarrassing to read them now -- Alice Waters, Chez Panisse Above all, Elizabeth David's books make you want to cook -- Terence Conran
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 6th May 2011
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.1 x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.098