Date: 2001 / 2003 / 2007 (20th anniversary new material)
Authors: Ted Hafer & Jessica Greene
Publisher: Hill Street Press
Format: Book (Paperback)
Category: Cookbook / Vegetarian
The new 20th anniversary edition includes 20 new recipes for soups, sauces, dressings, desserts, and main courses, as well as new quotes and a glimpse at the birth of the Grit from founders Jennifer Hartley and Melanie Haner Reynolds.
True to its Southern roots, the menu of Athens, Georgia, vegetarian eatery The Grit combines a soul-food sensibility with its meatless cuisine. The Grit, housed in a nineteenth-century storefront in the quintessential boho college town of Athens, Georgia, is known wide and far as the indie musiciansí restaurant of choice. Plenty of local musicians have worked and still work at the Grit, while touring bands often canít wait to play in Athens just to hit the eatery. To prove it, the book has quotes from the likes of folks in Widespread Panic, Counting Crows, R.E.M., Pylon, Cracker, Shellac, The Glands, Superchunk, Fugazi, Olivia Tremor Control, Of Montreal, Love Tractor, Better Than Ezra, Throwing Muses and more.
The focus at The Grit is not on what is missing (the meat) but on what is abundantly present: the bounty of the well-stocked larder and the seasonal farmerís market. While there are enough Italian, Indian, Mexican, and Middle Eastern favorites to satisfy the well-traveled vegetarian, the heart of their cuisine maintains a down-home, soul-food feeling: big portions, simple foods, and classic combinations always guaranteed to please.
Includes over 130 of The Gritís most requested recipes. 192 pages with 26 photographs.
"The Grit has a far-flung reputation as the indie-rock Moosewood." -- The New Yorker
"The Grit is a great restaurant." --Michael Stipe, R.E.M.
"If every town had a vegetarian restaurant as good as The Grit there would be alot more cows, pigs and chickens running around." ó- Dave Schools, Widespread Panic
"Tempting vegetarian fare that even the most devout carnivores come to crave."óCNN.com