D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients

D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients

by Alex Atala

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Overview

" "Whenever I see that Dos Equis commercial – ‘the most interesting man in the world’ – I always think, no, that’s not true. The most interesting man in the world is Alex Atala." – David Chang

"A cuisine unlike anything I’ve ever had in my life." – Daniel Humm, Eleven Madison Mark

At D.O.M. in São Paulo, widely regarded as one of the world’s best restaurants, you won’t find the traditional staples of fine dining on the menu. For the past 15 years, acclaimed chef Alex Atala – a native of Brazil and the only chef named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2013 – has refused to import any ingredients traditionally found in the European kitchens where he once trained. Instead, Atala scours the lush bounty of the Amazon for indigenous produce and proteins, crafting a cuisine that is steeped in classical techniques yet distinctly and uniquely Brazilian.

D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients is Atala’s first major cookbook. Here, he offers an in—depth look at the products and creative process that make up his innovative cuisine. The book features 65 recipes such as Fresh Heart of Palm with Scallops and Coral Sauce; Lightly Toasted Black Rice with Green Vegetables and Brazil Nut Milk; Lamb Hind Shanks with Yam Puree and Pitanga; and Priprioca, Lime, and Banana Ravioli. 150 stunning color photographs bring each dish to life and reveal the lush, vibrant landscapes of Atala’s Brazil. The result is an immersive experience that transports readers into the streets of São Paulo and the rain forests of Amazon. Also featuring an introduction by chef Alain Ducasse, D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients explores the mind of one of the world’s best chefs as he captures flavors that can be found nowhere else in the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780714865744
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication date: 10/08/2013
Pages: 292
Sales rank: 773,593
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 11.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

"A creative chef, Alex Atala is known in Brazil and throughout the world for exploring, through classical techniques, the gastronomical possibilities of Brazilian ingredients. Atala began his career when he was 19 in Belgium, at the Ecole Hoteliere de Namur. In France he worked at Jean Pierre Bruneau’s Michelin 3—star restaurant, and staged at Hotel de la Cote D’Or with Chef Bernard Loiseau. In 1994 he returned to São Paulo, where his performance in several establishments around the city attracted the attention of journalists and gourmands. He opened D.O.M. restaurant in 1999. In 2009 Atala opened his second restaurant, Dalva e Dito, to critical acclaim.

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