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Everyday recipes for home cooks, in a beautiful new cookbook by a Michelin-starred chef.
The best food is always the simplest, whether you are cooking at home or in a restaurant. Michelin-starred chef Ollie Dabbous is here to help home cooks everywhere elevate go-to dishes into something special, through easy techniques, few pieces of equipment, and concise ingredients that work together to create the most delicious flavors.
Organized by ingredient type, from Grains to Shellfish to Sugar and Honey, the 100 recipes in Essential are all basics that Dabbous teaches us how to make just right. Ranging from baked eggs, roasted vegetables, and flatbread to dishes with a bit more flare, like creamy spinach toast, meals made from Essential are sure to wow whomever sits down to eat at the table.
With gorgeous photographs and sleek, elegantly classic design, Essential is the can't-miss cookbook for home cooks looking to ace their everyday menu.
About the Author
Ollie Dabbous knew he wanted to be a chef from the age of six, and started cooking as a kitchen hand in Florence when he was fifteen. He worked at Kensington Place for Rowley Leigh, but it was his years spent working with Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons that most profoundly influenced his cooking. He went on to be head chef at the Scandinavian-influenced Texture on Portman Street, and has also spent time at Mugaritz, Noma, Hibiscus, L'Astrance, Pierre Gagnaire and WD50. In January 2012 he opened DABBOUS to rapturous reviews, and was awarded a Michelin star within months.
"While most dishes are easily put together, readers ideally will also be avid home cooks who look for refreshingly different recipes and flavor combinations that tantalize with new taste experiences, such as a Wild Strawberry & Rose Petal Tartlet. Such fare is not always simple to produce, but it's always inviting and refreshingly original in this cookbook." - Donovan Literary Services