Here at The Secret Ingredient blog, we love learning about the history of iconic restaurants and ever-changing food trends. Dovetailing perfectly with our insatiable thirst for such knowledge is a new book from our friends at Ecco; My Usual Table, by Colman Andrews. Described as a “vivid memoir of a life lived in food”, this book encompasses Andrews’ experiences watching notable moments in food history such as the beginnings of fusion cuisine and the molecular gastronomy movement.
Andrews, a James Beard Award-winning writer and a well-respected figure in the food industry, captures the essence of restaurants such as Chez Panisse, Trader Vic’s and Spago that he claims have shaped the way we eat, cook, and think about food. It also contains snapshots of diners eating at the various restaurants, offering amazing perspective into Andrews’ writing. My Usual Table has received acclaim from The Wall Street Journal to the Los Angeles Times and we can’t think of a better book for some food inspiration and fun.
Learn more about My Usual Table and purchase a copy from your favorite retailer.