Simple yet sophisticated recipes that will entice you into the kitchen and inspire you to cook.
Drawing on global and local culinary influences to create amazing flavours for every occasion, with seasonal produce always taking the starring role.
For renowned Australian chef Neil Perry, cooking has always been about one thing: using the best-quality produce. This philosophy guides not only how he cooks in his restaurants, but also the meals he makes at home for family and friends.
Good Cooking features over 110 simple yet sophisticated recipes that will entice you into the kitchen and inspire you to cook. They draw on culinary influences both global and local to create amazing flavours for every occasion, with seasonal produce always taking the starring role.
From Venison Pie, made from deer shot by Marco himself, through to Croustade of Quails Egg Maintenon; from Yew Tree Fish and Chips to Souffle of Raspberries, the food at Marco Pierre White's Berkshire pub, the Yew Tree, blends traditional pub fare with the very best of modern English cooking.
The approach that has been so successful there inspires this wonderful book.
In this fascinating but accessible book from one of the world's greatest chefs, Marco Pierre White shows how to find and catch the best food, from mushrooms to salmon, and then what to do with those ingredients to make truly stunning food without spending hours preparing it.
Throughout, there are inspirational tips on how to get the best results, beautiful photographs of the recipes and a real insight into the natural goodness of food brought in from the wild.
Accompanying the series on ITV, this is sure to be one of the most popular cookery books of the year.
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.
By Michel Roux Jnr.
When Michel Roux, renowned chef and owner of the famed restaurant Le Gavroche, appeared on the British TV show MasterChef, his authoritative performance won him a wide and admiring fan base. In this collection Michel brings it all back home, making his vast knowledge accessible to everyone through simple, delicious recipes. His mouthwatering concoctions include rich brioche, Salade Lyonnaise, Mushroom Soufflé, Brasied Trout in Riesling, Chicken and Cashew Nut Curry, and dishes for every meal!
The culinary bible that first codified French cuisine—now in an updated English translation with Forewords from Chefs Heston Blumenthal and Tim Ryan
When Georges Auguste Escoffier published the first edition of Le Guide Culinaire in 1903, it instantly became the must-have resource for understanding and preparing French cuisine.
More than a century later, it remains the classic reference for professional chefs. This book is the only completely authentic, unabridged English translation of Escoffier’s classic work.
Translated from the 1921 Fourth Edition, this revision includes all-new Forewords by Heston Blumenthal, chef-owner of the Michelin three-star-rated Fat Duck restaurant, and Chef Tim Ryan, President of The Culinary Institute of America, along with Escoffier’s original Forewords, a memoir of the great chef by his grandson Pierre, and more than 5,000 narrative recipes for all the staples of French cuisine.
• Includes more than 5,000 recipes in narrative form for everything from sauces, soups, garnishes, and hors d’oeuvres to fish, meats, poultry, and desserts
• Ideal for professional chefs, culinary students, serious home cooks, food history buffs, and unrepentant foodies
• The only unabridged English translation of Escoffier’s original text, in a sleek, modern design
For anyone who is serious about French food, modern cooking, or culinary history,
Escoffier’s Complete Guide to the Art of Modern Cookery is the ultimate guide and cookbook.
Away from his restaurant kitchens what George Calombaris really loves to cook is the food he grew up with, food that is made with love and designed to be shared. In his exciting new cookbook, George shares his enthusiasm for all things Greek, adding modern tweaks to stamp his adventurous culinary spirit on traditional recipes.
This is traditional Greek food, but not as you know it! George has created dishes that you know and love and given them a modern twist. You could start with a baklava cocktail, moving on to dishes such as taramosalata popcorn, ouzo-soaked cucumbers, slow-cooked lamb and miso eggplant souvlaki and prawn saganaki tortellini with tomato and mustard seed vinaigrette. And to finish? Hellenic mess!
Yuji Wakiyas impressive creative talent for serving authentic Chinese recipes and ingredients has revolutionized the perception of that nations cuisine. He has taken food that too often has been seen as a take-out staple steeped in artificial additives and given it layers of delicate, subtle flavor and an elegant touch, resulting in what can only be called haute Chinese.
British gastronomy has a grand old tradition that has been lost over time. Now our most inventive chef is out to reclaim it. Heston Blumenthal, whose name is synonymous with cutting-edge cuisine, still finds his greatest source of inspiration in the unique and delicious food that our sceptered isle once produced. This has been the secret to his success at world-famous restaurants The Fat Duck and Dinner, where a contrast between old and new, modern and historic, is key.
Historic Heston charts a quest for identity through the best of British cooking that stretches from medieval to late-Victorian recipes. Start with twenty-eight historic dishes, take them apart, put them together again and what have you got? A sublime twenty-first-century take on delicacies including meat fruit (1500), quaking pudding (1660) and mock turtle soup (1892). Heston examines the history behind each one's invention and the science that makes it work. He puts these dishes in their social context and follows obscure culinary trails, ferreting out such curious sources as The Queen-like Closet from 1672 (which offers an excellent method for drying goose). What it adds up to is an idiosyncratic culinary history of Britain.
This glorious book also gives a unique insight into the way that Heston works, with signature dishes from both The Fat Duck and the double Michelin-starred Dinner. With a beautiful cover illustrated by the genius that is Dave McKean, his illustrations throughout, and some of the most superb food photography you'll ever see, Historic Heston is a book to treasure. You think you know about British cooking? Think again.
Long before Gordon Ramsay and Antony Bourdain, there was Marco Pierre White, the first and the greatest enfant terrible of the cookery world.
His book, White Heat, caused a sensation on publication in 1990 and sells to this day.
The colourful chef, as famous for his ability to make headlines as for making headturning dishes, serves up over 100 delicious recipes in this mouthwatering cookery book.
Alongside the wonderful recipes - ranging from partridge pie with creamy wild mushroom sauce to melting chocolate souffle with vanilla cream - come shortcuts, masterful tips and tricks of the trade.
Marco Pierre White is a natural for television and this fully illustrated book allows his talents to shine.
Use this book at home and you'll have a taste of what it's like to cook in the company of a culinary genius.