JUAN MARI ARZAK
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 Adria 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 Adria, 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 flavours, 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. Colour illustrations
Jo Gamvros,_ Matt McConnell
Like the stalwart bar of the same name,Eat at the Bar makes readers feel at once at home and familiar _ even if they have not ever ventured to Bar Lourinha, beloved for its food, booze, collectors' feel and old-fashioned hospitality. It is first a cookbook, sharing 55 recipes inspired by local farmers, providores, fishmongers and suppliers, and underpinned by the flavours author Matt McConnell continues to cook with today: garlic, pimento, salt and the best olive oil. The line-up is a best of the best from more than 10 years of Matt's respected repertoire of tapas and raciones.
The book is also more than recipes: it is part travelogue too, sharing anecdotes, narrative and stunning photography from the authors' adventures in Spain, Portugal and Europe over many years _ experiences that inspired the idea and philosophy of the now decade-old space they have created in their hometown of Melbourne.
Joshua McFadden and Martha Holmberg
McFaddenês intuitive feel for the way seasons affect flavour translates into recipes that coax out the best of each ingredient. Six Seasons contains over 225 fresh, modern, and entirely approachable recipes, which range from the raw, to the cooked, all the way to the preserved. While 75 percent of the recipes are vegetarian, there are plenty in which meat, seafood, and poultry play a supporting role. All have that great vibrancy made possible by McFaddenês keen sense with seasoning, and his ability to get to deep and rich flavours without the use of unnecessary fats.
These are but a few of the many lessons taught in this beautifully photographed book.
A cookbook with over 100 vegetarian recipes for the home cook from the studio kitchen of world-renowned artist Olafur Eliasson. Discover the act of cooking and eating in a creative environment with Studio Olafur Eliasson: The Kitchen. Featuring over 100 vegetarian recipes cooked at Olafur Eliasson's studio kitchen, these recipes have served as nourishment and source of creative inspiration and communal discussion every day for his staff, artists, and guest collaborators, including Rene Redzepi and Alice Waters. Foreword by Alice Waters, who has cooked in the kitchen, and shares Olafur's vision for cooking and eating together as a daily connection that inspires.
In Supernormal the cookbook based on the eponymous Melbourne restaurant Andrew McConnell, owner and head chef, takes home cooks into the kitchen of his hugely popular pan-Asian eatery. Across eight chapters, he shares something of the McConnell magic, satisfying fans who aspire to a Supernormal-worthy spread at home. The book's charm also stems from the artful photographs from Earl Carter, who offers a behind-the-scenes take on the restaurant and its characters, as well as scenes from Tokyo, a long-time source of inspiration for McConnell and his Flinders Lane eating house.
"Victuals explores the diverse and complex food scene of the Mountain South through recipes, stories, traditions, and innovations. Each chapter explores a specific defining food or tradition of the region-such as salt, beans, corn (and corn liquor). The essays introduce readers to their rich histories and the farmers, curers, hunters, and chefs who define the region's contemporary landscape. Sitting at a diverse intersection of cuisines, Appalachia offers a wide range of ingredients and products that can be transformed using traditional methods and contemporary applications. Through 80 recipes and stories gathered on her travels in the region, Lundy shares dishes that distill the story and flavors of the Mountain South."
Marco Pierre White
Once in a blue moon a book is published that changes irrevocably the face of things. WHITE HEAT is one such book. Since it was originally produced in 1990, it has gone on to become one of the most enduring classic cookbooks of our time. With its unique blend of outspoken opinion, recipes and dramatic photographs by the late legendary photographer Bob Carlos Clarke, WHITE HEAT captures the magic and spirit of Marco Pierre White in the heat of his kitchen. This 25th anniversary edition features brand new material, including photographs from the late Bob Carlos Clarke and contributions from James Steen, Lindsey Carlos Clarke and a host of high-profile chefs: Jason Atherton, Sat Bains, Mario Batali, Raymond Blanc, Anthony Bourdain, Adam Byatt, David Chang, Phil Howard, Tom Kerridge, Paul Kitching, Pierre Koffmann, Gordon Ramsay and Jock Zonfrillo.