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Bistronomy: French Food Unbound by Katrina Meynink

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  • debbyc on December 28, 2014

    WOW. Not a book for home cooks looking for a quick after work recipe. A book for chefs, who like using odd ingredients, unusual combinations and using all their technical skills. It is not essential to have a dehydrator or a sous vide machine but some of these recipes do give opportunities to use them (and work out gelatine blooms, as every strength from bronze to titanium is here). There is no dumbing down of recipes, many have to be started days ahead, and there is no repetition of familiar recipes with just minor variations that are seen in so many cookery books. This is a beautiful recipe book in all senses, the 30 chefs show skills not just in flavour combinations and techniques but in beautiful presentations, many of the recipe photos could easily be displayed as art. My only criticism is that not all of the recipes were represented in photos, but on the upside the book is very readable, and all the text is in black on white and not obscured by background art or faded fonts.

  • debbyc on November 02, 2014

    WOW. Not a book for home cooks looking for a quick after work recipe. A book for chefs, who like using odd ingredients, unusual combinations and using all their technical skills. It is not essential to have a dehydrator or a sous vide machine but some of these recipes do give opportunities to use them (and work out gelatine blooms, as every strength from bronze to titanium is here). There is no dumbing down of recipes, many have to be started days ahead, and there is no repetition of familiar recipes with just minor variations that are seen in so many cookery books. This is a beautiful recipe book in all senses, the 30 chefs show skills not just in flavour combinations and techniques but in beautiful presentations, many of the recipe photos could easily be displayed as art. My only criticism is that not all of the recipes were represented in photos, but on the upside the book is very readable, and all the text is in black on white and not obscured by background art or faded fonts.

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  • ISBN 10 1743361009
  • ISBN 13 9781743361009
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Sep 01 2014
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Countries Australia
  • Publisher Murdoch Books
  • Imprint Murdoch Books

Publishers Text

The new wave of cuisine represented by the bistronomy movement is led by young chefs who create phenomenally clever food without the pomp and circumstance of high-end restaurants. This is haute cuisine for the people - served in convivial surrounds, where food and community, rather than the thread count of the tablecloth, are what matters. Through recipes and accompanying narrative, this energy-filled book captures the vital elements of bistronomy: the democratic spirit of generous, affordable hospitality, together with the imaginative reworking of classic fare built on quality ingredients and technique. Bistronomy is premised on sharing, and author Katrina Meynink embraces that concept by offering more than 100 recipes generously contributed by thirty Australian and international chefs.

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