Author(s): Angelo Sosa
Rarely if ever has a chef been so open to taking risks with flavours and blending traditional European and Asian techniques with such success and in Flavour First & Foremost Angelo shares his secrets, showing you how to think like a chef when you combine flavour profiles in new and interesting ways and how to use simple techniques to get the most out of your ingredients. Chapters are organised by 9 flavours, eg. sweet, sour, bitter, salty, smoky and umami etc and together contain 100 recipes for Angelo's best known dishes - including his famous Curried Tomato Soup and Bimbimbap Burger and an unbelievable Burnt Rice Milkshake (made with nutty toasted basmati rice). Angelo is a master of marrying flavours others wouldn't conceive of and yet keeping it all so simple, with special tips and shortcuts, that anyone can try it. Go on, you won't regret it.
Mentored by Alain Ducasse and with two hip New York eateries to his name (the original Xie Xie and now the just opened and highly acclaimed Social Eatz on NY's East Side) Angelo is a fascinating blend of classically trained chef and modern visionary. He was voted one of the 100 Sexiest Men on TV in 2010 - and is GQ magazine's Smartest Chef Alive for 2011. He is currently involved in national campaigns for brands such as Porsche.