This edition of Spring is the completely revised and updated first volume in Pascale Beale’s four-book series of seasonal cookbooks. Drawing on a lifetime of devotion to the art and craft of cooking, as well as the lessons of her Mediterranean-style cooking school, Pascale shares her knowledge and enjoyment of food. With a particular awareness of what is freshly available in the marketplace, she shows how to prepare and serve a delicious, memorable meal. The sumptuously illustrated, original menus of Spring reflect Pascale’s cosmopolitan background and culinary upbringing, and her step-by-step approach makes shopping, organization, and timing simple. The menus may be mixed and matched for every occasion, producing mouth-watering feasts that fuse the flavors of the many cuisines. Uniting them is a common-sense approach that encompasses good food and good health, and also reminds us all to “smell the roses on the way.”
About Pascale Beale:
Pascale Beale grew up in England and France surrounded by a family which has always been passionate about food, wine and the arts. She was taught to cook by her French mother and grandmother. After 15 years working in the property and financial markets in California, all the while continuing her quest for good food and culinary knowledge during gastronomic pilgrimages to Europe, she returned to her first passion, cooking. She has, over the past 15 years, written nine cookery books, hundreds of articles for local newspapers, food magazines, and is a columnist for the James Beard award winning publication, Edible Santa Barbara.
The Pascale's Kitchen Cooking Channel was launched on YouTube in September 2016 with videos showcasing seasonal, Mediterranean and Californian inspired dishes.
In March 2020, with the coronavirus shutdown and the cancellation of her book tour for her latest book, Salade II, Pascale launched an IGTV channel on Instagram with daily episodes showcasing easy to make dishes while quarantined at home.
As in person classes are not currently possible, Pascale also launched (in April 2020) a new series of virtual cooking classes, hosted on Zoom.
Her company, Pascale’s Kitchen, brings a range of culinary products, including her signature line of custom blended herbs and spices, oils and vinegars, as well as exquisite kitchen and tableware, to its customers, making cooking pleasurable, delicious and fun.