Everyday Meals Made Extraordinary
By Melina Davies

July 2020

Hardcover | $35
ISBN 978-1-945551-71-0
Ebook also available
ISBN 978-1-945551-72-7

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Extraordinary Every Day

Melina Davies treats everyone like family. Stop by her house and she’ll whip you up a fluffy, buttery vegetable quiche with fresh greens in a homemade dressing. Visit her wildly popular L.A. restaurant and marketplace, Olive & Thyme, and she’ll come by your table to see how you’re enjoying your avocado and burrata toast. Ask her for tips on hosting the in-laws for dinner, and she’ll walk you through her juicy roast chicken with thyme and which wine to serve and music to play. A consummate host and lauded chef, Davies brings her love of togetherness to Olive & Thyme, where the vibe is relaxed and warm and the food is fresh and delicious. Davies brings that same passion to her book, Olive & Thyme, which shares her most popular recipes (drawn from French, Californian, Italian, and Middle Eastern influences), along with her breezy, practical entertaining advice. With stunning photos by Ann Elliott Cutting and a foreword by chef Jet Tila (Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen), Olive & Thyme is the ingredient every kitchen needs: a fun, inspirational guide to enjoying what matters most in life—family, friends, good food, and music.

About the Author

Melina Davies is a self-taught cook who left a career in the movie industry in 2011 to open a tiny café called Olive & Thyme in Toluca Lake, California, later moving to a much larger location just up the street, and most recently opening a second restaurant. The daughter of Armenian immigrants and a graduate of the University of Southern California, Davies lives in Studio City, California, with her husband and their two young children.