An atmospheric memoir filled with marvelous tales about the joys of food, music, and life--seasoned with one hundred of Alexander Smalls's celebrated world-class recipes. In "Grace the Table," the father of southern revival cooking serves up a delectable combination of memoir and cookbook as he recounts his life's journey from his hometown of Spartanburg, South Carolina, to the cosmopolitan cities of Europe and into the homes and hearts of Manhattan's socialites and celebrities. With an unabashed passion for food and a buoyant personality, Smalls recollects his grandparents' Low Country cooking, and the almost spiritual power of a panful of hot buttermilk biscuits with fresh butter and sorghum. "Food was wealth to us," Smalls writes, "the kitchen was Fort Knox, and I felt rich just opening the refrigerator." Leaving small-town South Carolina, Smalls would become a world-class opera singer, an odyssey that introduced a wealth of new tastes and led him to his ultimate calling: cooking. He feasted on Chinese takeout in New York, Steak au Poivre in Paris, Grilled Swordfish Rolls in Palermo--but everywhere he traveled, he carried with him the cuisine of the American South. In this unique book, Smalls shares his stories, family photographs, and one hundred of his inspiring culinary creations--sumptuous feasts, perfect for long dinners with family and friends. Sweet Potato Waffles and Southern Fried Chicken, Stuffed Veal Chops and Seafood Puppies, Pan-Roasted Salmon and Chocolate Raspberry Bread Pudding. . . just six of the glorious treats invented during Smalls's adventures. A memoir sprinkled with recipes that are a delicious blend of traditional fare and international flair,"Grace the Table" will remind you of home no matter where you come from.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1997. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Alexander Smalls is the creator of southern revival cooking and the owner of Cafe Beulah, which has received rave reviews in the New York Times, Gourmet, and New York magazine. He recently opened a SoHo restaurant, Sweet Ophelia. A classically trained baritone, he is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. After touring the United States and Europe and subsequently studying opera and culinary arts in Italy and France, Smalls returned to New York and began Small Miracle, a catering business. The success of that venture led to his highly celebrated Cafe Beulah, which the Zagat restaurant survey calls "a winning, down-home, good food, great idea place.". Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060174870
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060174870
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Like New. Brand new condition hardcover book in its also mint condition decorative dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 060116007
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800601748731.0
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060174870