Fanny at Chez Panisse
Alice Waters. Illustrated by Ann Arnold.
New York: HarperCollins, 1992. Small quarto. Speckled beige and black boards in a clipped illustrated dust wrapper, minor foxing on the top of the text block. First edition, signed by Alice Waters and Ann Arnold, with pen drawing by Arnold and an inscription. Near fine.
Warmly inscribed by Arnold to Kay Metz, once a Santa Cruz based artist and professor who served as Arnold's art teacher and encouraged her career. The inscription is within the dress of a woman Arnold has drawn on the half-title page. Additionally signed by Alice Waters. This is the story of Alice's daughter Fanny and her experience of the seminal farm to table Berkeley restaurant. In addition to being profusely illustrated, the book also contains 46 recipes.
"Sometimes when my Mom picks me up from school, I can tell right away we're not going home."