The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper: Recipes, Stories, and Opinions from Public Radio's Award-Winning Food Show (Hardcover)

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Readers of the authors' previous book, How to Eat Supper, will not be
disappointed. As co-creators of Public Radio's popular show, The
Splendid Table, this follow-up book continues the tradition of the show
to educate, create and advocate while entertaining the reader
While How to Eat Supper deals with weekday meals, "Weekends" is for
seeking out and exploring diverse neighborhood markets, products and
cooking techniques to share with family and friends. The beginning of
the book features chapters laid out as individual menus - Vietnamese,
Mexican, Vegan, Italian, etc. - and each menu includes appetizers, main
course, sides and dessert. The chapter continues with shopping hints,
recommended brands, helpful culinary tools and unique techniques
specific to each ethnicity or menu. The schedule for preparing the meal
(many items prepped or completed a day or two ahead) is a valuable tool
not often used in traditional cookbooks.
The rest of the book has over 100 recipes with recommended wine pairings
and several options for leftovers. And as always with Lynn and Sally,
the recipes are intertwined with stories, how-tos, quotations,
anecdotes, history, education, humor, trends and advocacy. To call it a
cookbook, would be a disservice.

— Karen McCue


A fresh take on weeknight cooking from The Splendid Table's Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift

As loyal listeners know, Lynne and Sally share an unrelenting curiosity about everything to do with food. Their show, The Splendid Table, looks at the role food plays in our lives—inspiring us, making us laugh, nourishing us, and opening us up to the world around us. Now they have compiled all the most trenchant tips, never-fail recipes, and everyday culinary know-how from the program in How to Eat Supper, a kitchen companion unlike any other.

This is no mere cookbook. Like the show, this book goes far beyond the recipe, introducing the people and stories that are shaping America’s changing sense of food. We don’ t eat, shop, or cook as we used to. Our relationship with food has intensified, become more controversial, richer, more pleasurable, and sometimes more puzzling. How to Eat Supper gives voice to rarely heard perspectives on food—from the quirky to the political, from the grassroots to the scholarly, from the highbrow to the humble—and shows the essential role breaking bread together plays in our world.

How to Eat Supper takes you through a plethora of inviting recipes simple enough to ensure success even if you’ve never cooked before. And if you are experienced in the kitchen, you’ ll find challenging new concepts and dishes to spark your imagination.

About the Author

LYNNE ROSSETTO KASPER, host and cocreator of The Splendid Table radio program, has explored food for more than forty years as a teacher, researcher, writer, and lecturer. Author of The Splendid Table, winner of both the James Bead and Julia Child/IACP Cookbook of the Year awards, she also wrote The Italian Country Table and coauthored The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper with Sally Swift. Lynne is a member of Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America and a longtime advocate of organic and sustainable foods. She and Sally have worked together for nearly twenty years and still get a kick out of each other.

SALLY SWIFT is the managing producer and cocreator of The Splendid Table radio program and coauthor of The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper. She is an avid gardener, bicyclist, and public radio aficionado. After nearly two decades of working with Lynne, her only complaint is that they rarely have time for a real lunch.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780307346711
ISBN-10: 0307346714
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Publication Date: April 8th, 2008
Pages: 352
Language: English

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