The Family Meal by Ferran Adria

The Family Meal

Ferran Adria and El Bulli
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  • ISBN
    9780714862392 / 0714862398
  • Title The Family Meal
  • Author Ferran Adria and El Bulli
  • Category General Cookery & Recipes
  • Format
  • Year 2011
  • Pages 384
  • Publisher
    Phaidon Press Ltd
  • Imprint Phaidon Press Ltd
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 214mm x 290mm x 33mm


The first home-cooking book by Ferran Adria, with 93 recipes.

Publisher Description

What does Ferran Adria eat for dinner? The Family Meal reveals easy-to-follow recipes for the dishes cooked and eaten by the staff at elBulli, the iconic avant-garde restaurant in northern Spain. Learn the secrets of how to make the perfect gazpacho, Thai chicken curry or chocolate mousse in the first book of everyday recipes by the world's most influential chef.

'Deliciously hearty, the recipes in The Family Meal have nothing to do with the avant-garde for which elBulli is known, and the amply illustrated book explains them in an accessible, storyboard form.' Financial Times Weekend Magazine; 'Generously illustrated with hundreds of new, specially commissioned photographs, The Family Meal is the book by Ferran Adria everyone has been waiting for!' Hot Brands, Cool Places; 'This book will show even the most harried and clueless of cooks how to prepare a simple dinner at home - and, as an unexpected bonus, it will also be a meal that will forever impress guests.'; 'Wonderful... good straightforward cooking.' The New York Times Magazine; 'I've never been so excited about such a simple dish (Noodle Soup with Mussels): cooking and eating it crystalized what is unique and wonderful about Mr. Adria's book... I learned an enormous amount about cooking from a master of the trade.' Katy McLaughlin, The Wall Street Journal; 'A gem of a cookbook packed with fantastic recipes and tips from a master - the closest most readers will come to eating with him.' Kirkus Reviews; 'Phaidon continues to push the boundaries of cookbook design, and this book employs hundreds of photos and reads like a graphic novel or a collection of the world's most delicious infographics.' Publishers Weekly; 'Simple, delicious recipes meant for the daily table.'People; 'Add this one to your kitchen library ASAP.'; 'Accessible and interesting...elevating the step-by-step cookbook to a thing of beauty'; 'Working families - if you add up the costs of frozen dinners and last minute take-out, you'll probably end up healthier and wealthier by submitting to [The Family Meal].'

Author Biography

Ferran Adria is recognized as the most influential chef in the world. His legendary talent, creativity and gastronomic innovations have inspired chefs and food-lovers around the world for many years, at the helm of the iconic restaurant El Bulli in Spain. He is also the author of A Day at El Bulli.

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