Author(s): Natasha Macaller
International pastry chef Natasha MacAller, along with 32 contributing chefs from around the world, including NZ's Peter Gordon & Al Brown, celebrate vanilla in this sumptuous new cookbook. Over 100 recipes - beautifully photographed - celebrate this great flavour in savory dishes as well as desserts, cakes, cookies and more. Vanilla Table will inspire home cooks and professionals to sample this captivating but familiar ingredient in a range of delicious dishes.
Photography: Manja Wachsmuth
Foreword: Peter Gordon
A former professional ballerina, Natasha MacAller brings the same diligence and precision to the kitchen as she did to dancing. She describes her food style as 'elegant comfort food' and her international culinary credits include teaching at Leith's School of Food and Wine, and Divertimenti in London, consulting for restaurants and wineries in New Zealand and the USA, and advising and coordinating food and wine events around the world. She is based in London, Los Angeles and New Zealand. In the US, Natasha opened three restaurants, ran the pastry kitchens and consulted for several restaurants in Los Angeles, and ran Napa Valley's Chateau Montelena restaurant in Montana. She has been published in the US in Food & Wine, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, LA Times Magazine and in Best of Food & Wine Cookbook. She trained in the pastry kitchens of Charlie Trotter's and under Sherry Yard at the original Spago Hollywood.