Author(s): Daniel Wilson
A unique and beautiful cookbook from Huxtable's Daniel Wilson, with recipes that are the perfect combination of hipster dude-food meets smart, laid-back, sophisticated cuisine that draws its influences from Southern America, Japan, Thailand, Euro bistro, Korea and the Middle East. Huxtabook is a beautifully crafted quarterbound book from chef Daniel Wilson of top Melbourne restaurant, Huxtable. With striking and unique photography, the book's recipes are divided in the same way as the menu - Bites / Sea / Land / Earth / Sweets and include delightful flavour combinations and recipes for every occasion. Try Quail Terrine with Golden Relish; Fennel Cured Salmon with Lemon Creme Fraiche; Jalapeno and Cheddar Croquette; Dashi-Poached Eggs With Lightly Smoked Confit Salmon and Sesame Spinach; Snapper with Sichuan Eggplant and Pickled Cucumber; Rare Sesame Beef Salad With Lemongrass, Lime, Peanuts and Rice Paddy Herb; Salad Of Shaved Fennel, Pomegranate, Goat's Cheese and Blood Orange and for dessert; White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Salted Caramel Ganache and Raspberries. Like Huxtable, Huxtabook is quirky, interesting and playful. The perfect companion for passionate home cooks, Huxtabook is relaxed yet sophisticated food that's ideal for entertaining or creating out-of-the-ordinary meals at any time.
Auckland-born Daniel Wilson has always been a fan of food. At 12, he had already decided to become a chef and hasn't stopped since. Wilson bucked the trend to head to Europe and chose to hone his craft in the USA, staging under chefs like Daniel Boulud in New York. Moving to Melbourne a few years later, he worked with Andrew Blake in his eponymous Southgate restaurant. More international experience and hard work gained Daniel The Age Good Food Guide Young Chef of the Year 2003, alongside Blake's Cafeteria colleague Emma Mackay. He's done time at Jacques Reymond's Arintji, as well as The Graham restaurant, but these days Daniel can be seen banging the pots and pans at his own restaurant Huxtable in Melbourne's Fitzroy, which opened in August 2010.