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Back to Square One: Old-World Food in a New-World Kitchen

by Joyce Goldstein


An intimate celebration of food heritage, this cookbook pays tribute to the way food connects us with the cultures of our ancestors. Featuring over 240 signature dishes from Europe, Asia, Latin America, and more, this globetrotting compendium brings old country traditions back in our kitchen.

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William Morrow & Company
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Fred Plotkin

Authority on Italian food and opera

Joyce Goldstein, the prolific and multi-talented author and chef, ran a legendary restaurant in San Francisco called Square One. People who loved food and admired Goldstein’s sovereign knowledge of ingredients and cooking methods made pilgrimages to her kitchen. She combines Italian, Mediterranean, Jewish, North African and South American flavors with logic, panache and unfailing senses of taste, smell and touch. That she is able to communicate all this clearly to her readers in Back to Square One and her many other fine books makes her an indispensable writer for people who really like to cook and eat and not simply read.

Daniel Halpern

Publisher, Ecco