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Le Livre Blanc
 
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A stark and stunning cookbook by three Michelin star Chef Anne-Sophie Pic. As the title infers, the whole book is a sea of white, with minimalist, bright, breathtaking photographs of dishes so complex in their construction that only an accomplished chef would dream of attempting them.

Le Livre Blanc is a cookbook that reinvents cuisine. Anne-Sophie Pic has taken the long-established culinary traditions of her family and her country, and re-imagined them through a contemporary and exhilarating approach to texture, form and flavor.

The book includes 50 recipes that, like those of another culinary inventor, Heston Blumenthal, both inspire and amaze. From foams and emulsions, to working with sous-vide and siphons, the recipes transform the everyday, and the not-so-everyday, into the extraordinary.

Throughout the book Pic delivers insights into her creative process, including the interplay of imagination and memory in creating dishes, and the associations between flavors and textures that make her cooking unique.

Encased in a snow white cardboard box slipcover with the title laser cut in capital letters, this book is a trophy present for all those that love fine dining, artistic composition, food photography and that obsessive quest for culinary perfection that only a three Michelin star Chef is able to pursue.

Slipcased. In English. 240 pages.