Books by Michael James

Released: May 7, 1992

"Kansas in August has nothing on the way he plays them up."
Slow food, in James's lexicon, is ``the opposite of fast food''—not haute cuisine, though he has worked with Simone Beck (and coauthored her New Menus from Simca's Cuisine, 1979) and other famous French chefs, but ``hometown'' fare that is ``cooked at home.'' James's focus in this cross-country sampling is as much on the cooks as on the dishes they put out: The book consists of sketches of 24 people who cook, mostly at home, from Massachusetts to California, with a few recipes from each. Read full book review >