a decade of dish
sex and the kitchen
de michele niesen with illustration by jeff niesen
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Ten years ago Michele Niesen opened The Supper Club with no money, no experience and only the love of food and wine. Ten years later, she has gone back to her roots as a writer and catalogued the observations, recipes and wit of the decade in her first book, Decade of Dish. Volume I unravels the travels, the men and the ingredients that inspired her first few years as chef owner and Volume II will dive into her love of Mexico and her second restaurant Billy Goat's Cantina. Romantic and heartbreakingly funny, Niesen's writing is much like her restaurants. Bold and sensual. Full color photographs from years past, and witty illustrations from Niesen's nephew Jeff Niesen add whimsy to the essays.
In 1997 Niesen opened her first restaurant in the Atlanta suburb of Decatur, GA. She had no money, no investors and just a lot of pluck. A former travel writer and ad copywriter a love of food and entertaining was all she needed. (Sort of) A Decade later, and two restaurants under her belt, the self taught chef owner sold her businesses and moved to the country to start an organic farm and teach cooking classes at her Habersham Hacienda, a 7 acre bucolic property she bought in the North Georgia Mountains. She continues to reinvent her life.