9780471479390

Working the Plate : The Art of Food Presentation

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  • ISBN13:

    9780471479390

  • ISBN10:

    047147939X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-09-25
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Summary

Feast your eyes. Long awaited by professional chefs, this groundbreaking guide to food presentation will also delight and inspire culinary students and sophisticated home cooks. Acclaimed food writer and culinary producer Christopher Styler describes seven distinctive plating styles, from Minimalist to Naturalist to Dramatic, with several striking examples of every genre. Each plating suggestion is accompanied by clear instructions along with color photos of step-by-step techniques and finished plates. Complete with essays on plating from ten leading chefs and recipes for the dishes featured, this book is a work of art in itself--a must for the kitchen shelf.

Author Biography

Christopher Styler is a renowned chef, a cookbook author, and the culinary producer of several TV programs, including Daisy Cooks!, Lidia's Italian Table, and Julia and Jacques: Cooking at Home. He has appeared on numerous network shows and written for leading publications.

Table of Contents

Introduction.
The Minimalist.
The Architect.
The Artist.
Contemporary European Style.
Asian Influences.
The Naturalist.
Dramatic Flair.
Desserts: Classic and Contemporary.
Painting the Plate: Sauces and Techniques for Finishing Plates. 
Index.

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