Plum Gorgeous by Romney Steele
About the Author
"Nani" Steele is a writer, a cook, a visual artist, and a food stylist.
As the granddaughter of Bill and Lolly Fassett, creators of Nepenthe
Restaurant, she grew up at the family business and opened Cafe Kevah,
located on the grounds of Nepenthe. She lives in Oakland, California,
with her two children, Trevor and Nicoya.
Inside Plum Gorgeous, Romney "Nani" Steele follows
her successful cookbook-memoir My Nepenthe with 60 seasonally inspired
recipes that celebrate the "romance of fruit." Capturing the essence,
beauty, and deliciousness of cooking with seasonal fruits, Steele offers
simple and seductive recipes that intertwine with the seasons in which
each fruit is harvested.
Savory recipes like Coriander Steak with Blackberry
Vinaigrette and Kumquat Couscous Salad with Fried Haloumi Cheese are
presented alongside sweet treats like Passionfruit Chocolate Truffles
and Plum Soup with Basil Ice Cream. Interspersed throughout Plum
Gorgeous are beautiful, full-color photographs by Sara Remington and
reminiscences from the year that Steele spent living in an orchard in
Big Sur, along with fruit lore and select notes on handling and
In an accessible but imaginative way, Plum Gorgeous
beautifully reveals the many layers and flavor profiles of fruit while
celebrating the memories inspired by each season's beauty and bounty.
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (July 19, 2011