What Katie Ate on the Weekend

Viking Studio. May 2015. 320p. photos. index. ISBN 9780525428954. $40. COOKING
Davies's debut, What Katie Ate, has been translated into ten languages and won the 2013 James Beard Award for Photography. Readers can expect equally lush photographs in this sequel, which features recipes inspired by the author's travels through Italy, Ireland, Australia, and New York. Within course-based sections (e.g., salads and soups, veggies, party food and drinks), Davies montages memories, photographs, and menus from a handful of weekends. For instance, "a weekend in Dublin" depicts a convivial outdoor lunch of chorizo and tomato tarts, grilled chicken, quinoa and grape salad, and apple and blackberry hazelnut crumble squares. A few recipes tend toward healthfulness by including ingredients such as kale and agave nectar, but more eye catching than these are abundant sweet-savory comfort foods and indulgent desserts.
VERDICT This gorgeous title begs to be displayed. Readers who value excellent food photography and styling won't be able to resist.
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