El Bulli - Spain. Ranked #2 in the top 100 restaurants of the world 2010.
Ferran Adria voted 'Chef of the Decade' by Restaurant Magazine.
For the first time, "A Day at elBulli: An Insight into the Ideas, Methods and Creativity of Ferran Adria" allows unprecedented access to one of the world's most famous, sought after and mysterious restaurants. Having held three Michelin stars since 1997, and regularly voted Best Restaurant in the World by a panel of 500 industry professionals, elBulli has been at the very forefront of the world restaurant scene Ferran Adria became head chef in 1987.
After nearly forty years, Pedro Subijana, the three-star Michelin chef and his world-famous restaurant, Akelare, is at the forefront of the New Basque Cuisine, championed in the 70s by Juan Mari Arzak. In the words of Subijana, ‘New Basque Cuisine aims to focus on seasonal products but adding a large dose of imagination and pushing back the frontiers’. This movement planted the seed of what was to become the avant-garde of Spanish gastronomy. Recipes were updated but always based on respect for Basque tradition and the best possible local produce. Above all, he says, ‘Throughout the meal, we take care of every last detail to ensure that the occasion is a memorable one’. His continued devotion to his profession leads him to change the menus at his restaurant every two months.
His restaurant Akelare (a Basque word that has entered the Spanish language, meaning a coven of witches) is in a spectacular location on the slopes of the Monte Igueldo, one of the symbols of the beautiful city of San Sebastian, and looks over Concha Bay, the island of Santa Clara and the Bay of Biscay; it has got to be one of the most special places for a meal anywhere in the world. Here in this visually stunning edition you will find some of the culinary creations of Akelare from the last ten years and also excellence, innovation and the avant garde, three terms that could define Akelare’s style, as well as an insight into the work of the kitchen and its extensive team. Subijana was recently awarded the National Prize for Gastronomy in recognition of his contribution to Basque cuisine.
Alinea - USA. Ranked #21 in the top 100 restaurants of the world 2017.
Ranked #15, 2016
Ranked #26, 2015
Ranked #9, 2014
Ranked #15, 2013
Ranked #7, 2012
Ranked #6, 2011
Ranked #7, 2010
Ranked #10, 2009
Ranked #21, 2008
Ranked #36, 2007
The dishes at Grant Achatz's award-winning Chicago restaurant Alinea are entirely new, yet what diners taste often resurrects their most cherished food memories.
Achatz has said that flavor is memory, and of all the ways in which Alinea appeals to the senses, it's flavor that he has harnessed and reinvented in a kitchen that never rests on its laurels.
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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.
Dimensions: 198 x 140 mm
From the proprietor of St. John Restaurant, which won the 2001 Moët & Chandon Restaurant Award, comes this fascinating, cutting-edge guide to preparing carnivorous dishes.
Written in the same entertaining and accessible voice that made Nose to Tail Eating a certified foodie classic, this beautiful new collection of recipes by Fergus Henderson teaches you everything you'll ever need to know to prepare even more mouthwatering, offal classics, from pork scratching, fennel and ox tongue soup, and pressed pig's ear to sourdough loaves and lardy cakes, chocolate baked Alaska, burnt sheep's milk yogurt and goat's curd cheesecake, among others.
While taking you through more than a hundred simple, easy-to-follow recipes, Henderson explains why nearly every part of every animal we eat is a delicious treat waiting for the hands of a patient cook to prepare it.
In a few short years, Cumulus Inc. has won a place in many hearts. With its open kitchen, industrial architectural elements and light streaming in through the bank of windows, it is somewhere to gather, talk and eat at any time of day. And the food fits like a glove, starting with the perfect breakfast and ending with a late-night charcuterie plate.
Based around the ebb and flow of a day at Cumulus, Andrew McConnell's first book gathers his recipes for the signature dishes that keep people coming back for more. This is food for the way we eat now.
D.O.M - Brazil. Ranked #16 in the top 100 restaurants of the world 2017.
Ranked #11, 2016
Ranked #9, 2015
Ranked #7, 2014
Ranked #6, 2013
Ranked #4, 2012
Ranked #7, 2011
Ranked #18, 2010
Ranked #24, 2009
Ranked #40, 2008
Ranked #38, 2007
Ranked #50, 2006
"Whenever I see that Dos Equis commercial - 'the most interesting man in the world' - I always think, no, that's not true. The most interesting man in the world is Alex Atala." - David Chang
"A cuisine unlike anything I've ever had in my life." - Daniel Humm, Eleven Madison Mark
"I believe that cuisine is the most important link between nature and culture." - Alex Atala
At D.O.M. in Sao Paulo, widely regarded as one of the world's best restaurants, you won't find the traditional staples of fine dining on the menu. For the past 15 years, acclaimed chef Alex Atala - a native of Brazil and the only chef named one of TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2013 - has refused to import any ingredients traditionally found in the European kitchens where he once trained. Instead, Atala scours the lush bounty of the Amazon for indigenous produce and proteins, crafting a cuisine that is steeped in classical techniques yet distinctly and uniquely Brazilian.
D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients is Atala's first major cookbook. Here, he offers an in-depth look at the products and creative process that make up his innovative cuisine. The book features 65 recipes such as Fresh Heart of Palm with Scallops and Coral Sauce; Lightly Toasted Black Rice with Green Vegetables and Brazil Nut Milk; Lamb Hind Shanks with Yam Puree and Pitanga; and Priprioca, Lime, and Banana Ravioli. 150 stunning color photographs bring each dish to life and reveal the lush, vibrant landscapes of Atala's Brazil. The result is an immersive experience that transports readers into the streets of Sao Paulo and the rain forests of Amazon. Also featuring an introduction by chef Alain Ducasse, D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredientsexplores the mind of one of the world's best chefs as he captures flavors that can be found nowhere else in the world.
This year's most anticipated cookbook, from London's most talked-about restaurant
Occupying an urban space in London's Fitzrovia, DABBOUS is the restaurant that has stunned critics and diners since it opened in 2012. Behind the sheet metal door, Ollie Dabbous creates light, modern dishes that are both sophisticated and delicate; jewel-like creations that are in stark contrast with the restaurant's industrial décor.
The book's Spring season includes 'Mixed alliums in a chilled pine infusion' and 'Braised halibut with pink purslane', whilst Summer features 'Ripe tomato in its own juice' and 'Elderflower sherbet'. In Autumn there is 'Barbecued Iberico pork, savoury acorn praline, radishes and crushed green apple', and Winter boasts 'Coddled egg, smoked butter and mushrooms', 'Mash and gravy' and 'Raw beef with cigar and rye'.
With timeless design and serene photography by Joakim Blockstrom, this is without doubt the most desirable cookery book of the year.
Faviken - Sweden. Ranked #57 in the top 100 restaurants of the world 2017.
Ranked #41, 2016
Ranked #25, 2015
Ranked #19, 2014
Ranked #34, 2013
Ranked #34, 2012
Faviken is the first major cookbook by Magnus Nilsson, the 28-year old chef whose restaurant is located on a 20,000 acre farm and hunting estate in Northern Sweden. It has recently been called "the most daring restaurant in the world" by Bon Appetit. In Faviken, Nilsson writes about how he only cooks with ingredients that are raised, farmed and hunted in the immediate vicinity of his remote restaurant. The food served at Faviken - from the dairy to the meat to the vegetables - is harvested, butchered and preserved by hand using the most natural and primitive methods possible, and Nilsson is in factor of simple cooking methods such as roasting over open coals. This approach results in the highly creative food and intense flavors of which, far from seeming traditional, are remarkable.
Faviken features 100 recipes and 150 color photographs, featuring the finished dishes, unique local ingredients and beautiful landscapes of the farm. The book will inspire chefs and food-lovers to think differently abut the ingredients that are available to them. Many of the basic recipes for yogurt, bread, vinegar, pickles and preserve are straightforward enough for anyone to attempt at home, and the advice on the natural preservation methods can be followed by anyone. The book also includes an introduction by food writer Bill Buford.
Thirty years ago, when Matt Moran first started cooking in commercial kitchens, lettuce meant iceberg, fish was always sold frozen, there were one, maybe two, varieties of tomatoes. Australia is now the envy of the world for its climate and variety of produce, and is a food-lover's destination, spurred on by generations of keen home cooks. The recipes in this book span the country food traditions of regional Australia to the rugged coastline which offers amazing fresh seafood. From the best slow-roasted lamb shoulder to an iconic passionfruit cheesecake, anyone who has spent time in Australia will find something in this collection to which they can nod their head and smile, recognising a recipe that is a favourite in their household too. 'This is my Australian food, and I hope it will become a part of yours too.'