|Emily Kaiser Thelin. Alice Waters, fwd.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||336 / 2017|
She hung out with James Beard but also the Beat Generation, and Paula Wolfert has lived like a culinary prophet crying in the wilderness as she brought international food to America's kitchens. Particularly inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, Wolfert's recipes are like no other: each is a new discovery, yielding incredible flavors, using unusual techniques and ingredients, often with an incredible backstory. Recipes for such eclectic treats as Moroccan Salsa, Poached Pears with Dried Fruits, and Ricotta Cheesecake are accompanied by vintage photographs of this Brooklyn girl-turned-adventurer, plus interviews with Paula herself as well as food writers and chefs who share a mutual respect with her, namely Alice Waters, Thomas Keller, and Jacques Pepin.