Author(s): James Winter
Ever wondered where Caesar Salad comes from? Who was Benedict and what's he got to do with combining poached eggs with ham and hollandaise sauce? In this fascinating journey into culinary history James Winter provides the answers to these questions and explores the origins of classic dishes from around the world. Who came up with them? When and what inspired them to combine certain ingredients? And why have they endured to become classics that we turn to again and again? With a total of 50 recipes including Battenberg Cake, Peach Melba, Sole Veronique, Chicken Kiev and Bloody Mary, James covers mains, desserts and even drinks. Including the quintessential version of each recipe plus hints and tips from top chefs this book will inform and inspire in equal measure.
James Winter is the producer of BBC1's flagship cookery programme Saturday Kitchen, where he has been instrumental in promoting the talents of many of Britain's finest chefs. His ability to spot emerging talent as well as his passionate support of established chefs has made him one of the most influential players on the British food scene. His first book Yes Chef! was published in 2009.