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."
"The definitive work about El Celler de Can Roca. History, philosophy, techniques, values, sources of inspiration, creative processes, over 90 detailed recipes and a collection of 245 of the 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 along its 16 chapters and organised according to the sources of inspiration that nurture the Roca brothers: Tradition-Memory-Academia-Product-Landscape-Wine-Chromatism-Sweet-Transversal creation Perfume-Innovation-Poetry-Freedom-Boldness-Magic-Sense of Humour."--From publisher description.
The Desserts of Jordi Roca
Author: Jordi Roca, Becky Lawton
Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
Celebrated pastry chef Jordi Roca, of the award-winning restaurant El Celler de Can Roca, in Girona, Spain, presents more than 80 tempting dessert recipes that take readers on a journey through the seasons -- from Pineapple, Mango, and Passion Fruit Soup to Sweet Potato with Tangerine Granita. * Roca's creations exhibit a whirl of imagination, daring, and boldness, making him one of the top international influencers in the pastry scene. * He aims to give his diners a unique experience, by creating dishes intended to stimulate all the senses. * Includes a brief history of the Rocas' acclaimed family restaurant. * Pastry tips and techniques are also provided. Full-color photographs by Becky Lawton throughout.
Eating with the Chefs
Author: Per-Anders Jorgensen
Publisher: Phaidon Press
" 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. "
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.
Around the World in 80 Dinners is a gastronaut's guide to the globe. It's for those who book their restaurants before their air fares, and food lovers who want the lowdown on the most exciting places to eat at home and abroad. This sumptuous book opens the travel diaries of two seasoned food journalists. It takes you into 80 of the world's very best and most timeless dining destinations, and divulges hundreds of food adventures in more than two dozen countries, plus delicious detours and places to stay. It's stuffed with tips on how to snag a reservation, and inside knowledge that might save you a fortune or help you eat like a local.
Author: Dominique Crenn
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
Author: Daniel Patterson
Publisher: Phaidon Press
" "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. "
Author: Enrico Cerea, Roberto Cerea
From one of Italy's most legendary restaurants, a must-have cookbook for lovers of fine Italian cuisine. Founded in 1966 by Vittorio Cerea, Da Vittorio is today one of the most beloved restaurants in Italy. The first-ever cookbook from the Michelin three-star institution, this volume presents fifty never-before-published recipes adapted for discerning home chefs. Nestled in the foothills between Milan and Bergamo, Da Vittorio's renown lies in its artful seafood dishes and locally sourced ingredients. A blend of Italian tradition and culinary creativity, their cuisine is at once sophisticated and authentic, innovative and classic. From paccheri pasta with three different types of tomatoes and a fritto misto of fish and vegetables, to a chocolate-hazelnut cake, the recipes featured in this volume are accompanied by mouthwatering photographs and insightful anecdotes from the Cerea family.
Author: Grant Achatz, Nick Kokonas
"Debut cookbook from Alinea restaurant in Chicago, with recipes organized by season"--Provided by publisher.
A Kind of Love Story
Author: Tom Sellers
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Tom Sellers is a luminary of the British culinary scene. His Restaurant Story opened its doors in April 2013; its innovative literary-inspired menu, taking diners on 'a personal journey through food', has won him huge critical and public acclaim. Story was awarded its first Michelin star just five months after opening. This stunning book will be your chance to enter the visionary mind of one of the most original chefs of our time, and discover the truth behind the tales of his brilliant food.
Eleven Madison Park
Author: Daniel Humm, Will Guidara
Publisher: Little, Brown
Eleven Madison Park is one of New York City's most popular fine-dining establishments, where Chef Daniel Humm marries the latest culinary techniques with classical French cuisine. Under the leadership of Executive Chef Daniel Humm and General Manager Will Guidara since 2006, the restaurant has soared to new heights and has become one of the premier dining destinations in the world. ELEVEN MADISON PARK: THE COOKBOOK is a sumptuous tribute to the unforgettable experience of dining in the restaurant. The book features more than 125 sophisticated recipes, arranged by season, adapted for the home cook, and accompanied by stunning full-color photographs by Francesco Tonelli. !--EndFragment--
At Noma—four times named the world’s best restaurant—every dish includes some form of fermentation, whether it’s a bright hit of vinegar, a deeply savory miso, an electrifying drop of garum, or the sweet intensity of black garlic. Fermentation is one of the foundations behind Noma’s extraordinary flavor profiles. Now René Redzepi, chef and co-owner of Noma, and David Zilber, the chef who runs the restaurant’s acclaimed fermentation lab, share never-before-revealed techniques to creating Noma’s extensive pantry of ferments. And they do so with a book conceived specifically to share their knowledge and techniques with home cooks. With more than 500 step-by-step photographs and illustrations, and with every recipe approachably written and meticulously tested, The Noma Guide to Fermentation takes readers far beyond the typical kimchi and sauerkraut to include koji, kombuchas, shoyus, misos, lacto-ferments, vinegars, garums, and black fruits and vegetables. And—perhaps even more important—it shows how to use these game-changing pantry ingredients in more than 100 original recipes. Fermentation is already building as the most significant new direction in food (and health). With The Noma Guide to Fermentation, it’s about to be taken to a whole new level.
Author: Virgilio Martínez, Nicholas Gill
Publisher: Phaidon Press
The extraordinary cuisine of Peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez of Central, one of the most admired emerging talents in the culinary world This exquisite monograph from acclaimed Peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez follows the innovative and exciting tasting menu at his signature restaurant, Central, in Lima. Organized by altitude, each chapter highlights recipes, food, and documentary photographs, together with personal essays. His journeys and life as a chef are motivated by his insatiable curiosity and passion for the biodiversity of his land. "At Central we cook ecosystems." —Virgilio Martinez
Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney
Publisher: Scholastic Reference
Profiles six men and women who have embraced peaceful solutions to violent conflicts. Includes a timeline and glossary.