Dominique Crenn and Karen Leibowitz
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. This impressive and beautiful cookbook by a chef who is often the only woman to be mentioned in the same breath with other culinary giants is bound to captivate the food world.
This issue contains stories about Mexico City, its coffee, and the people who drink it. For our sixth issue, we hear from dozens of locals, shop owners, roasters, patrons, entrepreneurs, writers, and photographers about what it’s like to drink coffee in Mexico City. One of the largest and most populous cities in the world, Mexico City is one of the most compelling places to drink coffee right now. This sprawling, frenetic city has easy access to Mexico’s coffee plantations. But only recently has that coffee made it into the capital’s cafes. While specialty cafe owners are embracing this resource, a new generation of coffee-drinkers are reshaping the city’s neighborhoods at a rapid clip. And both are finding a new coffee-drinking identity that continues Mexico’s long history of coffee-growing and drinking traditions.
Drift, Mexico City guides us from China to New York, from the Aztecs to the future, as we take a magnifying glass to what makes Mexico City’s coffee scene tick.
Drift: Mexico City includes:
Susan Bright, Roger Fenton
Put And Egg On It
LUCKY No. 13! We explore the fabulous community that Florent Morellet formed around his eponymous Meat Packing District restaurant. In the front of the issue we check out the colourful restaurant’s history, while in the back we join Florent in Bushwick, Brooklyn for a small plate party with old friends and new. Meanwhile, on a lovely Manhattan evening, painter Duncan Hannah, film maker and photographer Aliya Naumoff and New York City Ballet principle dancer Adrian Danchig-Waring gather for a few tongue loosening cocktails and conversation over arroz caldoso.
ALSO: Gregory Ayers tells us what he’s learned about preparing meals for large groups through his experiences cooking at Radical Faerie gatherings while James Beard award winning writer John Birdsall ruminates on the power, beauty and importance of brown hands making our food and shaping our experiences.
This issue also features contributions from Ava Berlin, Maria Salomé Peyronnel, Linni Kral, Claudia Koch, Dingding Hu, Assa Ariyoshi, Damien Florébert Cuypers and Ricardo Roa. The recipe theme this issue is … duh duh DUH – SHAME. Yes, it’s what you think, but also, not. Don’t hide your face while you take a bite.
The eagerly awaited follow-up to Scrumptious Reads best seller Persiana.
Sabrina Ghaynor, golden girl of Middle Eastern cookery, second book Sirocco will bring tastes of the East to Western-style dishes in a collection of 100 delicious and beautiful recipes. With an emphasis on simple ingredients and strong flavours, Ghayour will bring her modern inspirational touch to a variety of dishes ranging from classics and comfort food to spectacular salads and sweet treats.
The last 6 years on James Street has been a wonderful experience. We have had many great collaborations with fellow businesses in the precinct over the years. A strong sense of community has been developed and we hope to foster this long term with future collaborations.
Our last day of trade at the James Street shop will be Tuesday Oct 31. Come say goodbye with 10% off store wide* and 20% off Monocle on Resort weekend 27 - 30 Oct.
A big thank you to the James Street community that has been our home for the last six years and to all our wonderful customers who have supported us.
It has been a pleasure providing you with good quality reads. We hope to see you in our new home.
The NEW Scrumptious Reads can be found at ...
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This is not goodbye but See you later! Look out for our seasonal pop ups!
It is with great excitement that we launch 'A Delicious Bunch' by Linda Brennan!
Come along and celebrate the release of Linda's second book. Spend the afternoon celebrating, tasting and chatting all about edible flowers and her beautiful and delicious recipes that will allow you to incorporate fresh and seasonal flowers into your life.
Linda the green thumb goddess of Ecobotanica has a life-long love of food, especially organic and home grown goodness. She’s a bright and inspiring speaker, horticulturist, designer and grower, who loves sharing her professional wisdom, and the food from her remarkable garden.
A Delicious Bunch -Growing and cooking with edible flowers, is a unique amalgamation of gardener’s handbook and cook’s companion. Organic growing notes and full page images tempt greenthumbs and cooks to grow the most sensational flowers and use them in sumptuous recipes, both savoury and sweet.
Annabelle Chapple will be in conversation with Linda to discuss the development and inspiration behind this beautiful book.
Ticket price includes: Food and beverages showcasing recipes within the book and a copy of 'A Delicious Bunch' (RRP $40).
The first Fully Booked Women event in Brisbane is happening right here at Scrumptious Reads. Come spend a couple of hours with us, connect with like-minded peers in the food and drinks industry, listen to some fab speakers, enjoy a shared pot dinner by Danielle Dixon (sous chef, Bucci) and sip drinks curated by Penny Grant (sommelier, The Ghanem Group).
We are delighted to welcome guest speakers Vanessa Pollock (Vanessa Pollock Training & Development), Brenda Fawdon (Real Food School) and Ash McLeod (Alfreshco) to share stories of their careers and how working in hospitality doesn't just mean working in a restaurant. The world is your oyster. Come and join the fun.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Tickets are $60 + BF, on sale here.