“The Unprejudiced Palate,” written by Andrew Pellegrini before I was born (so basically a long long long time ago), is a timely reminder to slow down and enjoy food and life. It was one of those books that when I finished it, I was sad because there was no more to read, no more to savor.
The values this book teaches are timeless. He speaks about his life in Italy and how it taught him to revere food, about his life in Seattle and how he adapted his culinary practices to America’s reality in the 1940’s.
He says, “Implicit in the various anecdotes relating to the experience of the immigrant, and in all the trivia about bread and wine, is the simple lesson that the home is the appropriate place where man may realize some part of his dignity. Temperance and imagination in the nourishment of the body and homely virtues which may be achieved with ever increasing joy”
What are your favorite cookbooks? Other types of books? Give this one a read if you have the time, you won’t regret it.