‘A beautifully written celebration of food, home, and above all, family’ – Jamie Oliver Stories and recipes from growing up as the daughter of revered chef/restaurateur Alice Waters: food, family, and the need for beauty in all aspects of life. In this extraordinarily intimate portrait of her mother – and herself – Fanny Singer, daughter of food icon and activist Alice Waters, chronicles a unique world of food, wine, and travel; a world filled with colourful characters, mouth-watering traditions, and sumptuous feasts.
Across dozens of vignettes with accompanying recipes, she shares the story of her own culinary coming of age, and reveals a side of her legendary mother that has never been seen before. A charming, smart translation of Alice Waters’ ideals and attitudes about food for a new generation, Always Home is a loving, often funny, unsentimental, and exquisitely written look at a life defined in so many ways by food, as well as the bond between mother and daughter.
‘Singer’s writing reminds me about everything important to me in life, the four f’s: friends, food, family and fun’ – Claire Ptak, owner of Violet bakery ‘Fanny [is] a seductive wordsmith of deliciousness!’ – Sally Clarke, owner of Clarke’s Restaurant ‘Fanny’s confident, honest, warm words beautifully read like a foodie fairy tale’ – Skye Gyngell, owner of Spring Restaurant
‘A true delight to read, full of pearls of homely wisdom.’ – Lily Cole ‘A delicious book and deserving of all the praise already heaped on it.’ – Bryan Ferry ‘Joyful, witty and loving…A book like no other, an instant classic.’ – Al Hilton, staff writer at The New Yorker FEATURED IN VOGUE’S ‘The 5 Best Books of 2020 (So Far)’