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eBook My Nepenthe: Bohemian Tales of Food, Family, and Big Sur ePub

by Romney Steele

  • ISBN: 0740779141
  • Category: Regional and International
  • Subcategory: Cooking
  • Author: Romney Steele
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; 1st Edition edition (November 17, 2009)
  • Pages: 352
  • ePub book: 1928 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1215 kb
  • Other: lit lrf lrf mobi
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 776

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My Nepenthe weaves together stories and tales from the famous California . Romney Steele, author of PLUM GORGEOUS and MY NEPENTHE

My Nepenthe weaves together stories and tales from the famous California restaurant. In my 20s, I worked for a book publisher and studied design, but food was this huge pool pulling me back. I went back and had a cafe, became a pastry chef at. Post Ranch (Inn at Big Sur). Romney Steele, author of PLUM GORGEOUS and MY NEPENTHE.

Romney Steele grew up in the lively bohemian milieu of Nepenthe on the Big Sur coast and knows all the stories worth telling

Romney Steele grew up in the lively bohemian milieu of Nepenthe on the Big Sur coast and knows all the stories worth telling. In My Nepenthe, an intimate, richly illustrated memoir with recipes culled from the restaurant's 60 years, she writes marvelously about her "crazy stew of a family" and especially her beloved grandmother, whose kindness and hospitality were legendary.

My Nepenthe weaves together stories and tales from the famous California restaurant.

Written by the owners' granddaughter, Romney Steele, who grew up at the restaurant, My Nepenthe is as much about a family enterprise as it is about the Fassett family who opened Nepenthe in 1949, and their legacy as they preserve and manage it today. Perched on the breathtaking cliffs, 808 feet above the Pacific Ocean, Nepenthe Restaurant boasts sweeping views of the rugged Santa Lucia Mountains and the wild south coast of Monterey County.

59794 22. Personal Name: Steele, Romney. Download DOC book format. Publication, Distribution, et. Kansas City Download DOC book format. book below: (C) 2016-2018 All rights are reserved by their owners. Kansas City Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Corporate Name: Nepenthe Restaurant History. Rubrics: Cookery, American California style. Author: Baud, I. S. A. Author: Smyth, Ines, 1948

Romney Steele is a writer, cook, and food stylist, and the granddaughter of Bill and Lolly Fassett, creators of Nepenthe Restaurant

Plum Gorgeous: Recipes and Memories from the Orchard.

My Nepenthe serves a big, gorgeous slice of American culture that I loved visiting through words and memory. It celebrates the magic and history of place through food and the Fassett family who started Nepenthe. -Deborah Madison, author of What We Eat When We Eat Alone and Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone"Romney Steele grew up in the lively bohemian milieu of Nepenthe on the Big Sur coast and knows all the stories worth telling. In 2009 Nepenthe commemorates sixty years of bringing writers, artists, dancers, travelers, actors, and cooks together around the table.

"A very special book about a very special place." --Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food"What a world Romney Steele has given us in My Nepenthe! This personal tale is as tender and bright as a bite of Nepenthe Cheese Pie and will transport me--and you--to Big Sur and the days and nights of this magical place. My Nepenthe serves a big, gorgeous slice of American culture that I loved visiting through words and memory." --Deborah Madison, author of What We Eat When We Eat Alone and Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone "Romney Steele grew up in the lively bohemian milieu of Nepenthe on the Big Sur coast and knows all the stories worth telling. In My Nepenthe, an intimate, richly illustrated memoir with recipes culled from the restaurant's 60 years, she writes marvelously about her "crazy stew of a family" and especially her beloved grandmother, whose kindness and hospitality were legendary. --Caroline Bates, contributing editor, Gourmet magazineMy Nepenthe weaves together stories and tales about the famous California restaurant perched on the majestic cliffs of Big Sur. It celebrates the magic and history of place through food and the Fassett family who started Nepenthe.A lyrical feast written by the owners' granddaughter, Romney Steele, who grew up at the restaurant, My Nepenthe is as much about a family enterprise as it is about the Fassett family and their legacy. It recounts stories about the family's more than sixty-year history on the coast, the arts and architecture, and the colorful people who were the genesis of this legendary restaurant.My Nepenthe marks the restaurant's vibrant past as a gathering place and noted bohemian haunt, and its foray into the film industry during the shooting of The Sandpiper, featuring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. It also explores the lively scene that played out into the '70s, and onward through the current decade where it showcases Nepenthe's unique relationship with Pisoni Vineyards, owned by the renowned winemaker family. My Nepenthe includes more than seventy-five special recipes from the Fassetts, the restaurant, and the cafe, along with spectacular photography that completes the tale.Ultimately, My Nepenthe is a story about food, family, and the culture of place, and how it all unfolds around the table and why that matters.About NepentheLocated on the Big Sur cliffs 808 feet above the Pacific Ocean, Nepenthe Restaurant boasts sweeping views of the rugged Santa Lucia Mountains and the wild south coast of Monterey County. Angular mountains plunge into the crashing surf below, and on a clear day there is no limit to the scenery, unspoiled and immense in nature. Opened in 1949 by the Fassett family, the restaurant is nestled among native oak trees and a historic log cabin (now faced by brick) that was once owned by Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth.

Comments

Gardataur Gardataur
This is one of the best books I have ever read. It is about the wonderful Nepenthe restaurant in Big Sur, where we have stopped many times. The views of the Pacific ocean and mountains are enough, but the food is great too. Reading about the history of the place since 1947 and the generations of the family that still run it makes the place even more interesting. A bonus: lots of wonderful old photos of the family and guests, and a surprise of beautifully photographed food with recipes included.
Celak Celak
I have such a history of Nepenthe's. I've been coming here for over forty years, since it's only 40 minutes away from where I live. Their Ambrosia burger is still my favorite lunch to order, with a small basket of their fries. To eat here, is outrageously expensive-- but somehow, the gorgeous view of the Big Sur Coastline makes it all worthwhile. I love this book. I love their stories. I have bookmarked many of the recipes, and I want to start with the Ambrosia burger. What is it about that burger? It's char-grilled, juicy, flavorful... gotta have my fix at least once a year. Any good cook would love this colorful book with a lot of simple, delicious and healthy recipes.
Wafi Wafi
Quirky Big Sur draws me into its isolated California charm, and Nepenthe, with its unique history, is pretty much the center of the Big Sur World.
This book is a paean of love written by a woman who was fortunate enough to spend her childhood in residence at Nepenthe, when her grandmother owned and ran the place.
There are some good recipes scattered throughout, as well as quite a bit of family history, but mostly, it's just a lovely homage to a Different World from the one we live in today.
Relax, and enjoy the ride!
VariesWent VariesWent
If you are ever lucky enough to go to a Big Sur, stop at Nepenthe. The book has fabulous recipes and wonderful stories from the restaurant. I just love it!
Whitebeard Whitebeard
I have had this on my wish list for a few years and I finally bought it. I had some specific reasons for wanting to read it and it met my expectations. I came of age in the late 60's and loved reading the account of this very bohemian family. There are great recipes throughout as well.
Brakree Brakree
What a wonderful book! I spent many an afternoon sipping wine, eating this and that & enjoying the wonderful views from their patio. Had dinner there many times before going to the midnight baths at Esalen. You have got to try 'em if you have never gone. Gorgeous. Also stay at Deetjun's Big Sur Inn. It's been a while for me. My ex and I love all 3 places and others. Visit the The Henry Miller Museum. So much beauty.. So much to do. Can't wait to get back to Nepenthe. The book brought back so many fond memories. It's well written and you will want to try the recipes. Packed with inside information; things I wondered about but never knew. Buy this book if you love Big Sur and Nepenthe. And if you have never visited My Nepenthe will take you there!
Amhirishes Amhirishes
I loved this book; the story, the pictures, the recipes, the place. Steele weaves a perfect amount of history in with her familial anecdotes. After finishing the book I visited Nepenthe last weekend, and it truly is a special place. Words cannot describe the setting, and having the insight into the history behind the establishment made it that much more magical. I recommend to anyone who hasn't done so already, read "My Nepenthe" and then see for your self the beauty that is Nepenthe; you honestly will forget your hardships and troubles while you are there.
Wonderful book!