Author(s): Andrew Dornenburg & Karen Page
For anyone who believes in the potential for artistry in the realmof food, Culinary Artistry is a must-read. This is the first bookto examine the creative process of culinary composition as it explores the intersection of food, imagination, and taste.
Throughinterviews with more than 30 of America's leading chefs including Rick Bayless, Daniel Boulud, Gray Kunz, Jean-Louis Palladin, Jeremiah Tower, and Alice Watersa the authors reveal what defines "culinary artists," how and where they find their inspiration, andhow they translate that vision to the plate. Through recipes andreminiscences, chefs discuss how they select and pair ingredients,and how flavors are combined into dishes, dishes into menus, andmenus into bodies of work that eventually comprise their cuisines.
The authors of the bestselling Becoming a Chef understand the distinction between a chef and a cook. They also understand that food is more than merely a tool to sustain life--that at its highest level, food can be art. Dornenburg and Page have interviewed more than 60 of America's leading chefs to create this landmark book which explores the roots of creativity and the creative process. 85 illustrations.
"The husband-and-wife writing team of Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page--he is a chef, she a journalist--has produced four books in the past six years, and these are the best place to experience the cult of the New American chef." --The New Yorker, September 2001
In Culinary Artistry... Dornenburg and Page provide food and flavorpairings as a kind of steppingstone for the recipe-dependentcook... Their hope is that once you know the scales, you will beable to compose a symphony." --Molly O'Neil in The New York Times Magazine.
The Chef as Artist. Meet Your Medium. Composing Flavors. Composing a Dish. Why Food Matches? Food Matches Made in Heaven. Seasoning Matches Made in Heaven. Composing a Menu. Common Accompaniments to Entrees. Evolving a Cuisine. The Evolution of Leading Chefs' Cuisines. Desert Island Lists. Culinary Art as Communion. Resources. Biographies of Chefs. Index. About the Authors.