You may think there are only so many ways vanilla can be used in cooking - surprise!ÿ International Chef Natasha MacAller will change your mind by taking you on a journey to discover the many wonders of one of the most amazingly versatile ingredients in your pantry.
Vanilla Table is a culinary celebration of all things vanilla. With its fragrant and captivating scent, it can be creatively used in an endless array of delicious dishes. From sweet to savoury, the more than 100 recipes-including 32 dishes carefully curated from 33 internationally acclaimed chefs worldwide- show how to make the most of this magical ingredient. For instance, this cookbook demonstrates the delights of vanilla and trout pairing; how just a vanilla pinch deliciously wakes up a pork chop; and of course, countless ways to make desserts sparkle.
Natasha MacAller also provides tips, tricks, and expert knowledge to make you a vanilla connoisseur, too. With advice ranging from how to recognize the best product, to proper storing, Vanilla Table will encourage you to use this incredible ingredient in ways never imagined.
Joining Natasha MacAller and other famed chefs in this vanilla tribute are UK superstars Yotam Ottolenghi, Peter Gordon, William Curley, and Galton Blackiston; each contributed dazzling recipes to this landmark cookbook.
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.