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Lunch at the Shop: The Art and Practice of the Midday Meal by Peter Miller

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  • 101 Cookbooks

    ...it is filled with thoughts and advice on how to eat well, pace your day, and stock your work pantry...but it comes together into something beyond the sum of its sections and chapters.

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  • Food52 by A.J. Jacobs

    The 2015 Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks vs. Zoe Nathan's Huckleberry

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  • Vogue

    Spring's best books: ...nowhere do food and literature come together quite like they do in Seattle bookseller Peter Miller’s [book], a celebration of delicious back-room improvisation.

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  • Food52

    Q & A with author Peter Miller

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  • ISBN 10 1419710656
  • ISBN 13 9781419710650
  • Published Apr 01 2014
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 160
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Abrams Publishing
  • Imprint Abrams Image

Publishers Text

Peter Miller makes lunch every day at his bookshop in Seattle. It may only be a salad or a soup or a sandwich, but he and his team put it together every day, with no formal kitchen, no formal table, no pans, no cooktops. It is a moment set aside, a moment off the line and the computer and the clock. Part cookbook and part manifesto, Lunch at the Shop is a primer for making lunch for a few people at work or even at home. However, the essence of the book is about adopting a lifestyle that allows everyone to savor food and to make and combine exceptional ingredients, every day, in a way that keeps lunch simple, fresh, healthy and a pleasure--it is about spending time enjoying fresh food, conversation and a respite from the stresses of the work day. The book includes 50 recipes and photographs by the Canal House team, as well as an explanation of the philosophy behind this unique approach to lunch and the basic techniques that are needed to make this a realistic and enjoyable task.

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