Signed copy. Alice Waters, restaurateur and chef extraordinaire, showcases basic cooking techniques every cook can and should master along with recipes using each method in this slim and attractive book. Derived from a Slow Food Nation event she helped organize, where notable chefs and foodies provided demonstrations on foundational procedures, "In the Green Kitchen" highlights techniques universal to all cuisines. In typical Waters fashion, recipes showcase just a few simple ingredients, allowing the natural flavors of the food to shine. Throughout are color photographs of demonstrators from the event, including Lidia Bastianich, Traci Des Jardins, Dan Barber, and David Chang.