Olive & Thyme: Everyday Meals Made Extraordinary
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“Melina Davies turned what was to be a simple café into an LA institution. Accessible, thoughtful, and delicious, her cookbook will make you look like a genius at your next dinner party. This is how we should all be eating and cooking.” ―Vinny Dotolo, James Beard Award–winning chef and restaurateur (Jon & Vinny’s, Animal, Son of a Gun, and more), and co-author of Two Dudes, One Pan
Melina Davies treats everyone like family. Stop by her house and she’ll whip you up a fluffy, buttery vegetable quiche with fresh greens in a homemade dressing. Visit her wildly popular L.A. restaurant and marketplace, Olive & Thyme, and she’ll come by your table to see how you’re enjoying your avocado and burrata toast. Ask her for tips on hosting the in-laws for dinner, and she’ll walk you through her juicy roast chicken with thyme and which wine to serve and music to play. A consummate host and lauded chef, Davies brings her love of togetherness to Olive & Thyme, where the vibe is relaxed and warm and the food is fresh and delicious. Davies brings that same passion to her book, Olive & Thyme, which shares her most popular recipes (drawn from French, Californian, Italian, and Middle Eastern influences), along with her breezy, practical entertaining advice. With stunning photos by Ann Elliott Cutting and a foreword by Nancy Silverton, Olive & Thyme is the ingredient every kitchen needs: a fun, inspirational guide to enjoying what matters most in life—family, friends, good food, and music.