Manresa: An Edible Reflection

Manresa: An Edible Reflection

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Manresa: An Edible Reflection by David Kinch, Christine Muhlke

The long-awaited cookbook by one of the San Francisco Bay Area's star chefs, David Kinch, who has revolutionized restaurant culture with his take on the farm-to-table ethic and focus on the terroir of the Northern California coast. 

Since opening Manresa in Los Gatos in 2002, award-winning Chef David Kinch has done more to create a sense of place through his food—specifically where the Santa Cruz Mountains meet the sea—than any other chef on the West Coast. Manresa’s thought-provoking dishes and unconventional pairings draw on techniques both traditional and modern that combine with the heart of the Manresa experience: fruits and vegetables. Through a pioneering collaboration between farm and restaurant, nearby Love Apple Farms supplies nearly all of the restaurant’s exquisite produce year round.

Kinch's interpretation of these ingredients, drawing on his 30 years in restaurants as well as his far-flung and well-fed travels, are at the heart of the Manresa experience. In Manresa, Chef Kinch details his thoughts on building a dish: the creativity, experimentation and emotion that go into developing each plate and daily menu—and how a tasting menu ultimately tells a deeper story. A literary snapshot of the restaurant, from Chef Kinch's inspirations to his techniques, Manresa is an ode to the mountains, fields, and sea; it shares the philosophies and passions of a brilliant chef whose restaurant draws its inspiration globally, while always keeping a profound connection to the people, producers, and bounty of the land that surrounds it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607743972
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 10/22/2013
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 195,506
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 11.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

DAVID KINCH’s distinctive style of American cooking has placed him on the world culinary map and assured his legacy in the advancement of California cuisine. He was named Best Chef: Pacific by the James Beard Foundation and Chef of the Year by GQ, and his restaurant, Manresa, holds two Michelin stars. He lives in Northern California.
 
CHRISTINE MUHLKE is the executive editor of Bon Appétit and the author of On the Line: Inside the World of Le Bernardin with Eric Ripert. A former food editor and columnist for the New York Times Magazine, her writing has appeared in VogueVanity FairFood + Wine and other publications.

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Manresa: An Edible Reflection 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful book that I have proudly displayed on my coffee table. However, if you are not an advanced cook and/or chef, I doubt many of the recipes will appeal to you as they seem very time consuming, too technical or the ingredients too rare and expensive. I would love to eat at his restaurant someday though.
worfurself More than 1 year ago
excellent story line detailing creation of restaurant and food suppliers. recipes are very involved and not typical home cooking.