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Signature Dishes That Matter

Mitchell Davis Christine Muhlke Richard Vines Susan Jung



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09 October 2019
Social & cultural history; Food & society; Cookery, food & drink; General cookery & recipes
Today's food-lovers often travel the globe to enjoy the food of acclaimed chefs. Yet the tradition of seeking out unforgettable dining experiences goes back centuries, and this gorgeous book reveals the closely held secrets behind the world's most iconic recipes - dishes that put restaurants on the map, from 19th century fine dining and popular classics, to today's most innovative kitchens, both high-end and casual. Curated by experts and organized chronologically, it's both a landmark cookbook and a fascinating cultural history of dining out.
Introduction by:   Mitchell Davis
Contributions by:   Christine Muhlke, Richard Vines, Susan Jung, Andrea Petrini
Imprint:   Phaidon
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 270mm,  Width: 205mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   300g
ISBN:   9780714879321
ISBN 10:   0714879320
Publication Date:   09 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Signature Dishes That Matter

THE TIMES FOOD BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019 A definitive canon of cuisine. -Mitchell Davis It's a fascinating, easy read about the origins of dishes that have become part of the culinary vernacular... It's a celebration of dishes that define cultures, eras and peoples. -The Globe & Mail Traces the surprising histories of famous dishes. -Atlas Obscura Engrossing and cheerfully illustrated... Curated by culinary heavy hitters. -Galerie Magazine In this essential lesson in culinary history... Devotees of food history will want to order a copy of this one post-haste. -Vogue Online A lavish selection of stories. -The Sunday Times A handsome, heavyweight volume with marbled endpapers and gilt lettering, Signature Dishes That Matter falls somewhere between a cookbook and an encyclopaedia... Illustrated in understated watercolour - a quaint analogue antidote to the proliferation of #foodporn on social media. -The Telegraph The fascinating compendium of dishes through the ages focuses on food actually deserving of that overused word iconic . -The Sunday Times (Ireland) The gastronomic equivalent of an author finding their voice, a signature dish can often be, according to writer Mr Mitchell Davis, shorthand for a chef's particular style... Spanning different eras, geographies and genres, it paints an effective portrait of food culture through the ages. -Mr Porter Who's to blame for Hawaiian pizza? Find out in this new tome. -Metropolitan A history of gastronomy, told through the most iconic restaurant dishes from the past three centuries... It is both a landmark cookbook and a fascinating cultural history of dining out. -Yes Chef magazine Part recipe book, part travel guide and part encyclopaedia of gastronomy. -Countryside La Vie Part cookbook, part travel guide, part historical record this fascinating book charts the most iconic dishes from the past three centuries... Each dish is printed alongside a hand-drawn illustration, making it a stylish coffee table book, too. -BBC Good Food Full of nuggets of trivia. -Stylist A truly gorgeous book to own and to give to that friend or relative who dines out like a collector... Illustrated clearly but gently in colour by the artist Adriano Rampazzo... Entries rooted in simple, rustic combinations [are] brilliant ideas that have influenced generations in both home and professional kitchens. -Spectator Part recipe book, part travel guide and part encyclopaedia, this hefty tome attempts to identify the 200 key dishes that have shaped modern gastronomy. We start with the arrival of ice cream for the masses, with the opening of Le Procope cafe in Paris in 1686, and progress via Auguste Escoffier's peach melba at the Savoy hotel in the 1890s and Heston Blumenthal's snail porridge to end with Tomos Parry's whole grilled turbot at Brat in London. The ultimate foodie's I-Spy book. -Tony Turnbull, The Times

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