You know my love for all things Alice Waters. For those of you who care about good food and where it comes from and how to prepare it perfectly and simply - this is your book.
I often buy it as a gift. Few people write about food with this much care and passion. If you listen to her, you will see, taste and appreciate food in a completely different way.
She taught me to only begin with excellent ingredients and to eat seasonal foods. These are simple truths we should all know, yet we continue to purchase pink tomatoes (neither excellent nor seasonal, discuss) in February.
The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution by Alice Waters.