Author(s): Sam Bompas
Easily the most provocative players on the global food scene, Bompas & Parr have created a new recipe book with a difference, focussing on how to create truly unusual and spectacular foodie events in your own home. With fascinating feature spreads on special feasts through history (including many of their own events of course) and, naturally, outrageous but delicious recipes for food and drinks to make your own feast dramatic and a real talking point for all your guests. In this new book Bompas & Parr offer a glimpse into the world they know best - that of original presentation ideas and exciting new ways to enhance the dining experience. The recipes showcase the best of Bompas & Parr's wild imaginations, accompanied by breathtaking food photography. Explorations of feasting through history offer the intellectual substance in a book that has gravitas as well as being the wildest romp through the culinary world that has yet been seen.
Sam Bompas & Harry Parr set up their company, Jellymongers, in 2007 and receive numerous commissions for their bespoke jellies and moulds, as well as constant requests to host unusual food events worldwide. Blurring the boundaries between art and food, they have featured on Heston Blumenthal's Feast programme, hosted a jelly banquet for over 2000 people with jellies designed by leading architects, created a 'walk-in cocktail' installation, a chocolate waterfall, created cocktail 'lakes' for their lucky guests to row across... the list goes on. They have featured on many TV shows, including Martha Stewart's US show, and in the national and international press.