Whether you work in a shop, an office or are working from home, there is plenty of inspiration to be found in this book. Peter is an old friend, the proprietor of the esteemed Peter Miller Books in Belltown, but I had no idea of this added talent of his. Lunches that can be prepared in the back room, others that can be started at home and finished at work, there are enough meals here to inspire for a long time. Bon appetit!
In our current bustle, lunch has been outsourced to stand-up counters, reduced to take-out platters, wrapped and rolled and packaged. But it doesn't need to be so. Peter Miller makes lunch every day at his bookshop in Seattle. It may be only a salad or a sandwich, but he and his team put it together each day without a formal kitchen. It is a moment set aside, away from the computer and the clock.
Lunch at the Shop is a call to lunch. On the most basic level, the book is a primer for making lunch for a few people at work, including more than 50 tried-and-tested, deliciously simple recipes. However, the essence of the book is about adopting a lifestyle that allows food to be savored every day, in a way that is easy, fresh, healthy, and a pleasure.
"You may not know it yet, but you are hungry for what is bound and written on these pages. As he did for me, Peter Miller will help fill you up. I'm sure of it." --Matthew Dillon, James Beard Award-winning chef of Sitka & Spruce, The Corson Building, and Bar Sajor.
About the Author
Peter Miller has operated his design bookshop in Seattle for 35 years. He trained as a chef with the remarkable Maurice Thuillier and is a regular contributor to the online magazine Crosscut.com. Christopher Hirsheimer, an award-winning photographer and editor, and Melissa Hamilton, a renowned food stylist, are the cofounders of Canal House and the authors of the James Beard Award-winning Canal House Cooks Every Day.