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How to Wash the Dishes

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How to Wash the Dishes

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Find order and beauty in the kitchen with this delightfully elegant primer on washing the dishes that elevates and illuminates a seemingly routine chore.

Washing the dishes is an ordinary, everyday task--but with examination and care, it can become much more. In this reverent guide to the household chore, Peter Miller shows us how washing dishes can become a joy, a delight, a meditative exercise, and an act of grace and rhythm.

We pay so much attention to recipes but little attention to maintenance and cleanup. Washing the dishes is as much a part of making a meal as prepping the vegetables, making the sauces, or seasoning the meats. At times it is quite routine, sometimes raucous, other times complex. It is never convenient. Despite its din and clatter, and despite its reputation, washing the dishes is the coda to the meal. It is a bustling musical of water and soap, of flow and surface, and done well, the fragile shall sit as proudly as the cast-iron.

There are some who do the dishes for the clarity and privacy of it, and there are some who relish the quiet isolation of putting things in order where they belong. There are some who feel the time and movement is a kind of digestive. In the evening in particular, there is a silence when it is all done. How to Wash the Dishes brings elegance, art, and a bit of mindfulness to the sink. It is the perfect gift for those who love to clean and equally as apt for those we wish would clean a bit more.

Peter Miller has meticulously curated an eponymous architecture and design bookshop in Seattle for thirty-five years. In spring of 2014, his first book Lunch at the Shop was published by Abrams Books. This was followed by his book Five Ways to Cook Asparagus (and Other Recipes): The Art and Practice of Making Dinner in the spring of 2017. Peter is also a contributor to Food52.com. Peter has been a member of the Seattle Design Commission and an honorary member of the AIA.

ISBN: 9781611807622

ISBN-10: 9781611807622

Publisher: Roost Books

Publication Date: 03/03/2020 - 12:00am

On Sale: 03/03/2020 - 12:00am

Pages: 128

Language: English


House & Home / Cleaning, Caretaking & Organizing

Humor / Form / Essays

Self-help / Meditations