Anyone who loves gathering friends around the table would be grateful to receive Peggy Knickerbockers new book. -- Fine Cooking, Holidays, December 2005 Peggy convinces us that gatherings can be as appealing and effortless for the hosts as they are for the guests. -- Saveur, December 2005 These delicious dinners are inspired by the beauty of real food... -- Alice Waters, Chef & Owner, Chez Panisse
Peggy Knickerbocker is a freelance food and travel writer who lives in San Francisco and Paris. She is a longtime contributor to Saveur, and has also written for Gourmet, Food & Wine, House & Garden, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the New York Times. She is the author of Champagne: The Spirit of Celebration, Olive Oil: From Tree to Table (nominated for an IACP Award), The Rose Pistola Cookbook, and The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market Cookbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Impeccable Produce Plus Seasonal Recipes. Christopher Hirsheimer has photographed many cookbooks, including Rick & Lanie's Excellent Kitchen Adventures (STC), Authentic Vietnamese Cooking, The New Irish Table, and Fried & True. Her work often appears in Saveur, which she co-founded.