Always Home: A Daughter’s Recipes & Stories: Foreword by Alice Waters

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Lest you think that the author, Fanny Singer, trades on the celebrity of her very famous mother, think again. She is a very good writer and has filled this memoir with charming stories, recipes, family traditions, and pictures. In all, reading this book is like cozying up to a warm Berkeley hearth and reveling in a comfortable yet unconventional family. In this family, there are godparents, uncles, family friends, and chefs galore. Singer tells family stories about food and provides the recipes for an at-home re-creation. This reader was dismayed by the abundance of cilantro recipes in the final chapters, but I’m sure there are enough cilantro lovers in the world who will welcome these dishes.

From these stories, Alice Waters, the proprietor of the famous restaurant Chez Panisse and the innovator of the farm-to-fork movement emerges as someone we would all want to know and a mother who could pack our lunchboxes anytime she wants. This is an enjoyable and unusual memoir.

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Author Fanny Singer
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 336 pages
Publisher Knopf
Publish Date 2020-03-31
ISBN 9781524732516
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Issue April 2020
Category Biographies & Memoirs


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