For 40 years, Berkeley, California restaurant Chez Panisse and its founder, Alice Waters, have had a profound influence on food, farming, cooking and dining around the world. Berkeley-based artist Patricia Curtan began hand printing menus for the restaurant during its early years. Her menus, works of art in their own right, capture the unique spirit of the restaurant with letterpress and linoleum-block prints on beautiful paper. In Menus for Chez Panisse, Curtan presents four decades of menus, including dinners for special guests such as Julia Child, Hillary Clinton, Mikhail Baryshnikov and James Beard, with notes about the menus, the artwork, the occasions and, of course, the food. Hardcover, 184 pages.