Author(s): Carrie Solomon
Ours is the era of the celebrity chef. Like never before, we're fascinated by fine food and the personalities who create it. Newspapers follow the antics of our favorite cooks in and out of the kitchen, bake-offs become hit TV shows, and chef-owned restaurants have queues trailing round the block. Amid the frenzy, the world of creative dining can feel far removed from hungry, weary evenings after work, or a gaggle of grouchy kids wanting a snack after soccer. Inside Chefs' Fridges brings the heavenly cuisine back down to earth. Touring the continent, it profiles 40 of Europe's top chefs alongside their personal home fridges. The result is a unique insight into the inner sanctum of culinary creativity, with each chef revealing their dependable fridge contents, their favorite local ingredients, as well as two of their most treasured home recipes. Stars of this European edition include Yotam Ottolenghi, Marco Pierre White, Helene Darroze, Inaki Aizpitarte, Mauro Colagreco, Thierry Marx, Joan Roca, Massimo, Fergus Henderson, Magnus Nilsson, and Christian Puglisi. Eschewing the media dazzle for some cookery home truths, this book is instead an inspiring and accessible collection in which culinary genius meets domestic reality.
40 top chefs from all over Europe, including #1 and 2 from The S.Pellegrino World's Best Restaurant list 2015. Two recipes from each chef, with an emphasis on local ingredients and specialities. Useful index for quick recipe access. Addresses of each chef's restaurants. Foreword on the history of the fridge by Nathan Myhrvold.