Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Family Meal: Home cooking with Ferran Adria

Rating: Buy it. Now.

What is it?

If you don't know who Ferran Adria is or what elBulli is that's OK.  Adria is widely considered the father, or at least most enterprising force, in molecular gastronomy and modern cuisine.  elBulli was his lab/restaurant/playground.  Its closed now, you cant go.  Now before you get scared or proud and move on,  this book isn't about how to use chemicals you haven't heard of or equipment you cant afford.  This is a record of the favorite "Family meals" of the staff of elBulli.  This is the food they cooked for each other before, or more likely after, service every night at the restaurant. Its real food, maybe even things you have made or had before, but as made by the chefs and cooks at one of the greatest restaurants in modern history.

"If we eat well, we cook well" - Ferran Adria
Next time we will get into the book, break down the sections, give you an idea of whats in it and why you should seriously consider owning "The Family Meal".

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