'A Year at Chez Panisse' By Amanda Marsalis
100% of proceeds from the sale of the book support The Edible Schoolyard Project.
This is not a cookbook. It’s a book about everything that comes before the cookbook. The chefs, the food, the craft. The regulars and the people who travel from far, far away for one meal. The stories, the attention to detail, the mission. It’s a love letter to the restaurant that changed the way we think about food.
Photographer Amanda Marsalis saw something magical at Chez Panisse. Yes, it was the food, but it was also everything that went into the food. Chez Panisse has a commitment to what they do and how they do it. They value their craft, their place, and their people with such authentic fervor, that anyone who walks through their doors feels an automatic sense of community and belonging. There’s a kind of pull that happens when you drop into their world: it’s hard to leave, and you get the sense that you’ll never, ever find another place that treats you so well.
Marsalis’s “Chez Panisse” is a tribute in stunning full-bleed photography to this special place. The simple and painstakingly-delicate act of shelling English peas. Seasons that bear new produce, new colors, new light. Women and men who cut flowers, layer Meyer lemons, fold the edge of a rhubarb tart, share a pre-service family dinner. These pages capture a simple truth: it takes a community to feed people good food.
This respect for community began with the legendary chef, author, and Chez Panisse proprietor, Alice Waters, who has made it her life’s mission to build and share an edible education curriculum for all Pre-K through 12 schools. Her Edible Schoolyard Project was founded on the same farm-to-table movement that birthed Chez Panisse.
Shakespeare and Company, Paris - A History of the Rag & Bone Shop of the Heart. A copiously illustrated account of the famed Paris bookstore on its 65th anniversary
Published by Shakespeare and Company Paris / Edited with introduction by Krista Halverson / Foreword by Jeanette Winterson / Epilogue by Sylvia Whitman.
This first-ever history of the legendary bohemian bookstore in Paris interweaves essays and poetry from dozens of writers associated with the shop--Allen Ginsberg, Anaïs Nin, Ethan Hawke, Robert Stone and Jeanette Winterson, among others--with hundreds of never-before-seen archival pieces, including photographs of James Baldwin, William Burroughs and Langston Hughes, plus a foreword by the celebrated British novelist Jeanette Winterson and an epilogue by Sylvia Whitman, the daughter of the store’s founder, George Whitman. The book has been edited by Krista Halverson, director of the newly founded Shakespeare and Company publishing house.
George Whitman opened his bookstore in a tumbledown 16th-century building just across the Seine from Notre-Dame in 1951, a decade after the original Shakespeare and Company had closed. Run by Sylvia Beach, it had been the meeting place for the Lost Generation and the first publisher of James Joyce’s Ulysses. (This book includes an illustrated adaptation of Beach’s memoir.) Since Whitman picked up the mantle, Shakespeare and Company has served as a home-away-from-home for many celebrated writers, from Jorge Luis Borges to Ray Bradbury, A.M. Homes to Dave Eggers, as well as for young authors and poets. Visitors are invited not only to read the books in the library and to share a pot of tea, but sometimes also to live in the bookstore itself--all for free.
More than 30,000 people have stayed at Shakespeare and Company, fulfilling Whitman’s vision of a “socialist utopia masquerading as a bookstore.” Through the prism of the shop’s history, the book traces the lives of literary expats in Paris from 1951 to the present, touching on the Beat Generation, civil rights, May ’68 and the feminist movement--all while pondering that perennial literary question, “What is it about writers and Paris?”
Dogs have lessons for us all. In Beloved Dog, renowned artist and author Maira Kalman illuminates our cherished companions as only she can. From the dogs lovingly illustrated in her acclaimed children’s books to the real-life pets who inspire her still, Kalman’s Beloved Dog is joyful, beautifully illustrated, and, as always, deeply philosophical.
With humor and intelligence, Kalman gives voice to the dogs she adores, noting that they are constant reminders that life reveals the best of itself when we live fully in the moment and extend unconditional love.
A collection of beloved 18th and 19th century images sourced from old and rare books and assembled in a beautiful assortment of more than 400 full-bleed images. From intensely colored flowers and birds to curious portraits, hand-drawn letters, and breathtaking landscapes, the best of John Derian is here. The result is an oversized object of desire, a work of art in and of itself.
11" x 14" / 365 Pages / Published by Artisan
Small Victories - Recipes, Advice + Hundreds of Ideas for Home Cooking Triumphs.
By Julia Turshen, Photography by Gentyl + Hyers / Foreword by Ina Garten / Hardcover / 8" x 10" / Pages: 304 pp
"I can't wait to cook my way through this amazing new book," Ina Garten writes in the foreword to this cookbook of more than 400 recipes and variations from Julia Turshen, writer, go-to recipe developer, co-author for best-selling cook-books such as Gwyneth Paltrow's It's All Good, Mario Batali's Spain...A Culinary Road Trip, and Dana Cowin's Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen.
The process of truly great home cooking is demystified via more than a hundred lessons called out as "small victories" in the funny, encouraging headnotes; these are lessons learned by Julia through a lifetime of cooking thousands of meals. This beautifully curated, deeply personal collection of what Chef April Bloomfield calls "simple, achievable recipes" emphasizes bold-flavored, honest food for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. More than 160 mouth-watering photographs from acclaimed photographers Gentl + Hyers provide beautiful instruction and inspiration, and a gingham spine elevates this entertaining and essential kitchen resource into a covetable gift for both beginners and accomplished home cooks.
The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen & Yayoi Kusama - A Fairy Tale of Infinity and Love Forever.
Published by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art / Edited by Lærke Rydal Jørgensen, Marie Laurberg, Michael Juul Holm.
The intricate drawings of Yayoi Kusama both illustrate and interpret Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale.
"The children's clothing made in this book is all made by Kikue Tsutsui, between the late 1960's and the 80's. A mother of two daughters and one son, Kikue made more than 100 pieces of clothing for her children through self-education and has treasured those for over 30 years."
Printed in Japan / 10.5" x 7"