In the Kitchen With Alain Passard

In the Kitchen With Alain Passard

Inside the World (and Mind) of A Master Chef

Book - 2013
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"In the Kitchen with Alain Passard is the first graphic novel to enter the kitchen of a master chef. Over the course of three years, illustrator Christophe Blain trailed acclaimed chef Alain Passard through his kitchens and gardens. With simple yet sublime drawings and thousands of colorful panels, this book gives the reader an inside, uncensored look at the world of Passard, who shocked the food universe in 2001 by removing meat from the menu at his celebrated Paris restaurant, L'Arpege, and dedicating himself to serving vegetables from his own organic farms. This irresistible hardcover combines a portrait of an amazing chef, an inside look at his creative process, and a humorous riff on fine dining culture--plus fifteen recipes for the home kitchen--in one haute cuisine comic book for foodies!"
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, 2013.
ISBN: 9781452113463
Branch Call Number: 641.5092 PASSA-B
Characteristics: 93 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sapin, Clémence


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JCLHopeH Oct 09, 2013

I enjoyed this unique approach to documenting the work of a master chef. Blain captures the eccentric, artistic, and holistic facets that make Passard and the fruits (or more likely vegetables) of his kitchen a rare treat. Blain shares a first-person perspective of his time shadowing the chef's kitchen and gardens, so the reader can easily relate. Recipes with illustrations are interspersed throughout the book, most of which are far fancier than my usual fare, but I look forward to braving one or two of the simpler dishes...eventually.

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