Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • The Art of Simple Food
  • Written by Alice Waters
  • Format: Hardcover | ISBN: 9780307336798
  • Our Price: $35.00
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - The Art of Simple Food

Buy now from Random House

  • The Art of Simple Food
  • Written by Alice Waters
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9780307885586
  • Our Price: $20.99
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - The Art of Simple Food

The Art of Simple Food

    Select a Format:
  • Book
  • eBook

Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution

Written by Alice WatersAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Alice Waters


List Price: $20.99


On Sale: October 20, 2010
Pages: 0 | ISBN: 978-0-307-88558-6
Published by : Clarkson Potter Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
The Art of Simple Food Cover

Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - The Art of Simple Food
  • Email this page - The Art of Simple Food
  • Print this page - The Art of Simple Food


Perhaps more responsible than anyone for the revolution in the way we eat, cook, and think about food, Alice Waters has “single-handedly chang[ed] the American palate” according to the New York Times. Her simple but inventive dishes focus on a passion for flavor and a reverence for locally produced, seasonal foods.

With an essential repertoire of timeless, approachable recipes chosen to enhance and showcase great ingredients, The Art of Simple Food is an indispensable resource for home cooks. Here you will find Alice’s philosophy on everything from stocking your kitchen, to mastering fundamentals and preparing delicious, seasonal inspired meals all year long. Always true to her philosophy that a perfect meal is one that’s balanced in texture, color, and flavor, Waters helps us embrace the seasons’ bounty and make the best choices when selecting ingredients. Fill your market basket with pristine produce, healthful grains, and responsibly raised meat, poultry, and seafood, then embark on a voyage of culinary rediscovery that reminds us that the most gratifying dish is often the least complex.
Alice Waters

About Alice Waters

Alice Waters - The Art of Simple Food
Alice Waters was born on April, 28, 1944, in Chatham, New Jersey. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1967 with a degree in French cultural studies before training at the International Montessori School in London. Her daughter, Fanny, was born in 1983.

Chez Panisse Restaurant opened in 1971, serving a single fixed-price menu that changed daily. The set menu format remains at the heart of Alice’s’ philosophy of serving the most delicious organic products only when they are in season. Over the course of three decades, Chez Panisse has developed a network of local farmers and ranchers whose dedication to sustainable agriculture assures Chez Panisse a steady supply of pure and fresh ingredients.

In 1996, in celebration of the restaurant’s twenty-fifth anniversary, Alice created the Chez Panisse Foundation. The Edible Schoolyard at Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr Middle School is the foundation’s primary beneficiary. More information is available on the foundation's website, www.chezpanissefoundation.org

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: