David Tanis | Litfest A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe
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David Tanis is the acclaimed author of A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes, chosen as one of the 50 best cookbooks ever by the Guardian/Observer (U.K.), and Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys, nominated for a James Beard Award.

His professional cooking career has spanned three decades. Tanis has had a longtime association with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, where he worked as chef of both the upstairs Cafe and the downstairs Restaurant. He has overseen kitchens throughout the San Francisco Bay area, as well as Santa Fe, New Mexico and Paris, France. Also a passionate fan of home cooking, he is known for his simple, seasonal, straightforward style. Tanis has been featured in Saveur, Gourmet, Town and Country, and 7×7 magazines, among many other publications.

His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal and Fine Cooking Magazine. David currently writes the weekly City Kitchen column for the New York Times.

Years at Litfest: 2013, 2015
A Platter of Figs & Other Recipes
One Good Dish
Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys


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Litfest - A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe is a weekend filled with fascinating facts, inspirational stories, intriguing discussions, incredible knowledge, fantastic music, fabulous dancing and of course, delicious food and drinks.
It is the only festival of its kind in Ireland and has created an important hub for food and drinks enthusiasts worldwide to meet and share ideas with each other.

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