Pierre Gagnaire: Reflections On Culinary

Pierre Gagnaire: Reflections On Culinary

Author: Benedict Beauge Francois Simon Tessa Traeger ISBN: 9781584793168
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Pierre Gagnaire grew up on the outskirts of the industrial city of Saint-Etienne - a gastronomic wasteland in central France. And so the soon-to-be legendary French chef found himself free of culinary ties, thus free to choose and mix ingredients as he pleased and free to disregard traditions, while always remaining driven by logic and good taste. Since he opened his first restaurant in 1980, Gagnaire has become famous for the architectural nature of his dishes - sometimes horizontal, sometimes vertical, they are always structured with a deep sense of rhythm. His highly personal cooking combines fantasy and poetry with technical mastery. Gagnaire's superb culinary rhythm leads naturally to a final dish, dessert, which brings a sweet counterpoint to the savoriness of his main courses. For him, this final course is not an afterthought, but the appropriate end to a complete creation. Beautiful color images by renowned food photographer Tessa Traeger reveal the richness of these incredible creations.

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Format Hardback
Other Info 170 colour photos
Pages 240
Publication Date 2004
Publisher Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc