El Celler de Can Roca is the three Michelin starred Catalan restaurant in Spain which was opened in 1986 by the Roca brothers, Joan, Josep and Jordi. In 2015, it was once again named the best restaurant in the world by the Restaurant magazine. The Times restaurant critic A.A. Gill compared the restaurant to former restaurant El Bulli, which was once ranked as the number one restaurant in the world, saying that it was an outstanding kitchen, and part of the great confident wave of new Spanish food that is complex, technically exhausting, aware of the landscape, history and politics. The first edition of El Celler de Can Roca The Book was published in Spanish in a giant format weighing an incredible 5 kilos and retailing at 90 euros. This new smaller, redux edition is appearing in English for the first time. An amazing book, this is the definitive work about El Celler de Can Roca. Fully illustrated in color throughout it gathers the thoughts of writer Josep Maria Fonalleras in A day at El Celler . Here is the history, philosophy, techniques, values, sources of inspiration, creative processes, of this band of extraordinary chefs with over 90 detailed recipes, and a collection of the 240 most outstanding dishes from the 25-year history of this magnificent restaurant. An open door to the secrets of El Celler de Can Roca, revealed in 16 chapters and organized according to the sources of inspiration that nurture the Roca brothers: Tradition, Memory, Academia, Product, Landscape, Wine, Chromaticism, Sweet, Transversal Creation, Perfume, Innovation, Poetry, Freedom, Boldness, Magic, Sense of Humor."
This book will show what we have learnt in the kitchen at El Celler de Can Roca, and also in our respective homes, as low-temperature cooking is a traditional technique that today, thanks to modern technology, helps us to increase the precision with which we cook. However, ultimately, cooking is all about enjoying the many bounties of gastronomy: that capacity to delight us, to look after our health, to communicate emotions, and to transmit knowledge, values and affection. By cooking we can discover our culture and that of the whole world, as well as challenge the senses, make out imagination soar, or bond a little bit more with the earth. We can also express gratitude and devote time to our loved ones. We hope you will enjoy the adventure.
A dream through twelve emotions that lead us to the table where this supper will take place, in which cuisine and video-creation are transformed into a new artistic experience. A masterpiece of art and gastronomy that breaks through the boundaries of creation to offer total perception of beauty. Conceived as a total, global work, El somni will have its version in all formats of cultural dissemination. To this end a book, the sacred icon of culture, will be published to provide an account of this multimedia art project as well as a visual record of the entire creative process and a compilation of reflections on the part of those involved, taking us through the twelve episodes of the dream of Astrid, the protagonist of this gourmet opera. Welcome to this global artistic adventure, welcome to El somni!
The debut cookbook from the first female American chef to earn two Michelin stars. Atelier Crenn is the debut cookbook of Dominique Crenn, the first female chef in America to be awarded two Michelin stars—and arguably the greatest female chef in the country. This gorgeous book traces Crenn’s rise from her childhood in France to her unprecedented success with her own restaurant, Atelier Crenn, in San Francisco. Crenn’s food is centered around organic, sustainable ingredients with an unusual, inventive, and always stunning presentation. To put it simply, Crenn’s dishes are works of art. Her recipes reflect her poetic nature, with evocative names like “A Walk in the Forest,” “Birth,” and “The Sea.” Even the dishes that sound familiar, like Fish and Chips, or Broccoli and Beef Tartare, challenge the expected with their surprising components and her signature creative plating. Her first cookbook is a captivating treat for anyone who loves food. “Atelier Crenn perfectly captures the creativity, talent, and taste of Dominique Crenn.” —Daniel Boulud
" The award‐winning food photographer and founder of the cult favorite Fool magazine invites you to pull up a chair and join the intimate family meals at some of the world’s finest restaurants, including Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Chez Panisse, Roberta’s, wd‐50, Attica, Mugaritz, Maison Pic, Noma, Osteria Francescana, St. John, and The French Laundry. Eating with the Chefs features 200 photographs by Pers‐Anders Jorgensen and more than 50 home cooking recipes from restaurants handpicked for their unique staff meal traditions. The book includes appetizers and main dishes, as well as desserts. Learn to make Apple Compote with Apple Streusel Topping from The French Laundry, Brownies from Noma, the wd‐50 Big Mac, Emmer Wheat Foccacia from Stone Barns, and Summer Vegetable Soup with Pesto from Chez Panisse. More family‐style than fine dining, these dishes utilize simple ingredients and can be easily adapted for two people, a small group, or a larger party. The book is filled with Jorgensen’s evocative photos that showcase not only the food, but candid, behind‐the‐scenes moments, making this as much a visual treat as it is a practical cookbook. "
Juan Mari Arzak is the owner and chef of Arzak restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain, and was one of the first Spanish chefs to be awarded 3 Michelin stars. The restaurant is now rated 8th best in the world, and Juan's daughter Elena, who cooks with him, was voted best female chef in the world in 2012. They both studied with the great chefs of their day - Juan in France with Paul Bocuse and the Troisgros brothers; Elena with Alain Ducasse, Ferran Adrìa and Pierre Gagnaire. 'What we eat, how we eat, is in our culture,' says Elena, 'our signature cuisine is Basque. Our taste is from here. We were born here. We cook unconsciously with this identity.' Thus Arzak is considered to be one of the most influential masters of the New Basque cuisine, which has continued to have a major influence on international cuisine, particularly on such world renowned chefs as Ferran Adrià, who took the techniques pioneered by Arzak to new heights.Originally published in Spanish and now available in English for the first time Arzak Secrets is THE behind the scenes recipe and technique book from the world famed restaurant. Gorgeously photographed, this volume is a glimpse at some of the secrets behind the dishes that have made the restaurant and chef famous. Arzak's kitchen is a laboratory for flavors, aromas and textures, and his dishes and techniques are revealed in this fascinating cookbook, which is not only for professionals looking for inspiration but for any dedicated cook committed to understanding the creative development and innovations behind this exceptional food.
The first collection of food writing by Britain's funniest and most feared critic A.A. Gill knows food, and loves food. A meal is never just a meal. It has a past, a history, connotations. It is a metaphor for life. A.A. Gill delights in decoding what lies behind the food on our plates: famously, his reviews are as much ruminations on society at large as they are about the restaurants themselves. So alongside the concepts, customers and cuisines, ten years of writing about restaurants has yielded insights on everything from yaks to cowboys, picnics to politics. TABLE TALK is an idiosyncratic selection of A.A. Gill's writing about food, taken from his Sunday Times and Tatler columns. Sometimes inspired by the traditions of a whole country, sometimes by a single ingredient, it is a celebration of what great eating can be, an excoriation of those who get it wrong, and an education about our own appetites. Because it spans a decade, the book focuses on A.A. Gill's general dining experiences rather than individual restaurants - food fads, tipping, chefs, ingredients, eating in town and country and abroad, and the best and worst dining experiences. Fizzing with wit, it is a treat for gourmands, gourmets and anyone who relishes good writing.
The definitive guide to perfect pastry from the former elBulli apprentice and his destination restaurant in Bali Will Goldfarb showcases a menu of desserts and fine pastry work at Room4Dessert in Ubud, Bali, with an approach inspired by local ingredients and stunning surroundings. In this, his first book, with a foreword by Albert Adrià, Goldfarb lifts the curtain on his creativity, revealing the processes that form the basis of his stand-out desserts, exploring taste, texture, and flavor. Home cooks can master basic recipes with the aid of step-by-step photography, then enter his creative world to see how staples can be turned into stunning masterpieces.
The appearance of the Costa Brava is multifaceted and changing: rocks sharpened by the wind and sea, hidden coves with crystalline waters. Llàtzer Moix guides us through a fascinating territory that preserves all the essences of the Mediterranean landscape. Includes special sections about Girona, Empordà and the Salvador Dalí route.
The first cookbook from groundbreaking chef Wylie Dufresne—the story of wd~50, his pioneering restaurant on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and the dishes that made it famous When it opened in 2003, wd~50 was New York’s most innovative, cutting-edge restaurant. Mastermind Wylie Dufresne ushered in a new generation of experimental and free-spirited chefs with his wildly unique approach to cooking, influenced by science, art, and the humblest of classic foods like bagels and lox, and American cheese. A cookbook that doubles as a time capsule, wd~50 explores one of the most exciting decades in modern culinary history through the lens of an unforgettable restaurant—one that was so distinctive that upon its closing in 2014, New York Times critic Pete Wells was inspired to compare it to the notorious music venue CBGB, “with way nicer bathrooms.” With gorgeous photography, detailed recipes explaining Wylie’s iconic creations, and stories from the last days of the restaurant, wd~50 is an essential piece of culinary memorabilia.
Author: Jeremiah Stone,Fabián von Hauske,Alison Roman
Publisher: Phaidon Press
The first cookbook by the wunderkind New York chef duo Jeremiah Stone and Fabián von Hauske of Contra and Wildair This is the story of two places beloved by chefs and foodies worldwide - Lower East Side tasting-menu restaurant Contra, and its more casual sister, Wildair. The book exudes the spirit of collaboration and exploration that inspires the chefs' passionately seasonal cooking style, boundary-pushing creativity, and love of natural wine. Narratives explore how and why they developed their signature dishes - many of which are ideal for creative home cooks - and are full of their distinctive wit and personality. A Very Serious Cookbook: Contra Wildair includes a foreword by US comedian and wine lover Eric Wareheim; 85 recipes organized into chapters: Always (mainstay, non-seasonal); Sometimes (hyper-seasonal, guest chef collaborations, international travel inspiration); Never (dishes on the menu once, not existent yet, all important); and Pantry. Photos of plated food, the restaurant, its locality, and travel bring the restaurant and its dishes to life. Contra and Wildair have received several Best New Restaurant nods and major acclaim from the New York Times, Saveur, Bon Appétit, and Eater, among many others.
Vegetarian Recipes from Africa, Asia, and Latin America for Western Kitchens with Country Information and Food Facts
Author: Troth Wells
Publisher: New Internationalist Publications Incorporated
Food brings people together and so does The World in Your Kitchen. This fascinating collection of vegetarian recipes gives readers the chance to enjoy some of the vast range of different foods eaten in other parts of the world. It brings together dishes from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Middle East together with facts on food and nutrition and fabulous photographs. Striking to look at and fun to cook from!
Aska is the debut cookbook from chef Fredrik Berselius, following the reimagining and rebuilding of his two-Michelin-starred restaurant. He celebrates the heritage and tradition of his native Sweden, his land in upstate New York, and a deep appreciation for the restaurant's home in Brooklyn. Berselius shares his culinary journey of Scandinavian flavors and techniques through the courses of his exquisite seasonally-driven tasting menu, which features ingredients from an urban farm and local producers across the Northeast United States. With a stark and poetic Nordic aesthetic, Aska includes 85 recipes, evocative personal writing, and stunning photography. "Mr. Berselius is the rare chef who thinks like an artist and gets away with it." —Pete Wells, New York Times
" "An absorbing self‐portrait of an exceptional cook." – Harold McGee Daniel Patterson is the head chef/owner of Coi in San Francisco, one of America’s most celebrated restaurants. Patterson mixes modern culinary techniques with local ingredients to create imaginative dishes that speak of place, memory, and emotion. His approach has earned him five James Beard nominations and winner of the James Beard Award’s "Best Chef of the West" 2014, two Michelin stars, and a worldwide reputation for pioneering a new kind of Californian cuisine. Now, in his new book Coi: Stories and Recipes, Patterson shares a personal account of the restaurant, its dishes, and his own unique philosophy on food and cooking. 70 recipes are featured with narrative essays, including Chilled Spiced Ratatouille Soup; Carrots Roasted in Coffee Beans; Strawberries and Cream with Tiny Herbs; and Lime Marshmallow with Coal‐Toasted Meringue. This book is beautifully written by Patterson, who is respected for his original food writing in publications such as The New York Times and Lucky Peach, and is also co‐author, along with Mandy Aftel, of Aroma: The Magic of Essential Oils in Food and Fragrance (2004). 150 color photographs by Maren Caruso include atmospheric images of the restaurant and the California landscape. Forewords by Peter Meehan and Harold McGee. "