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  • Published: 16 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9780525565642
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $24.99
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An Onion in My Pocket

My Life with Vegetables




From the author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone ("The Queen of Greens" --The Washington Post)--a warm, bracingly honest memoir that also gives us an insider's look at the vegetarian movement.

As a groundbreaking chef and beloved cookbook author, Deborah Madison—“The Queen of Greens” (The Washington Post)—has profoundly changed the way generations of Americans think about cooking with vegetables, helping to transform “vegetarian” from a dirty word into a mainstream way of eating. But before she became a household name, Madison spent almost twenty years at the Zen Center in the midst of counterculture San Francisco. In this warm, candid, and refreshingly funny memoir, she tells the story of her life in food—and with it, the story of the vegetarian movement—for the very first time. From her childhood in Northern California’s Big Ag heartland to sitting sesshin for hours on end at the Tassajara monastery; from her work in the kitchen of the then-new Chez Panisse to the birth of food TV to the age of farmers’ markets everywhere,  An Onion in My Pocket is a deeply personal look at the rise of vegetable-forward cooking and a manifesto for how to eat (and live) well today.

  • Published: 16 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9780525565642
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $24.99
Categories:

About the author

Deborah Madison

Deborah Madison was the founding chef of the Greens Restaurant in San Francisco. She has also worked with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse, at the American Academy in Rome and as a contributor to the Time Life Cookbook Series.
Edward Espe Brown learned to cook at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and is the author of Tassajara Bread Book, Tassajara Cooking and The Tassajara Recipe Book.

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