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Nobu Miami: The Party Cookbook

by Nobu Matsuhisa, Thomas Buckley, Daniel Boulud (Foreword by), Ferran Adria (Foreword by), Masashi Kuma (Photographer)
 

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What would it be like to host an event catered by Nobu and Thomas Buckley, the executive chef of Nobu Miami? Now, food lovers and chefs everywhere can party like celebrities with Nobu Miami: The Party Cookbook, a visual treat and a celebration of the dazzlingly original fusion cuisine served in the Miami outpost of Nobu's restaurant empire.

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What would it be like to host an event catered by Nobu and Thomas Buckley, the executive chef of Nobu Miami? Now, food lovers and chefs everywhere can party like celebrities with Nobu Miami: The Party Cookbook, a visual treat and a celebration of the dazzlingly original fusion cuisine served in the Miami outpost of Nobu's restaurant empire.

The book introduces an exotic line-up of finger foods and party dishes with South / American and Japanese influences, at the same time that it conveys the sparkling, sun-kissed atmosphere of the restaurants Miami Beach location. The recipes are simple and take advantage of fresh, local seafood like Florida pompano and conch.

More than 70 party recipes, some created especially for the book, are featured. The recipes themselves are complemented by comments, anecdotes and sidebars by Nobu and Buckley, in which they explain what inspired them to create particular dishes. They also offer useful tips on cooking technique. The gorgeous, full-color photos are by James Beard Award-nominee Masashi Kuma.

Editorial Reviews

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"Thoughtful interplay of cuisines, with Latin American ingredients incorporated into Japanese dishes and vice versa, all executed with Buckley’s European precision but infused with the colorful, fun approach that always inspires chefs in Miami…gloriously photographed…." —Publishers Weekly

"With winter fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to thumb through this tropical finger-food feast from the masters at Nobu Miami and take a vacation from the bitter cold." —American Way

"Matsuhisa and Buckley succeed in melding cuisines from diverse cultures in an eye-catching cookbook." —Library Journal

"…a sumptuously photographed coffee table-sized volume of recipes influenced by Miami, South America and the Caribbean…" —The Honolulu Advertiser

Publishers Weekly

Duck "sushi," foie gras croquettes with yuzu marmalade, octopus carpaccio-such elaborate yet playful creations from Nobu Matsuhisa's Miami outpost would fit in at any trendy party. Matsuhisa and his Miami executive chef, Buckley, offer this thoughtful interplay of cuisines, with Latin American ingredients incorporated into Japanese dishes and vice versa, all executed with Buckley's European precision but infused with the colorful, fun approach that always inspires chefs in Miami. Chapters divide the book into finger foods, such as stuffed cucumber and sliders made with Kobe beef and daikon radish "buns"; larger dishes for luncheons and dinners (amped-up fish and chips; spicy marinated grilled short ribs); and, of course, an array of exotic desserts like banana harumaki with dulce de leche. Overall, most recipes have relatively few steps, but preparation methods and the multitude of unusual ingredients required are likely to daunt home cooks without a big budget and a kitchen full of assistants. Still, this gloriously photographed book will attract readers interested in the genesis of these dishes and ways to think about their flavors. (Nov.)

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Library Journal

Now known internationally as Nobu, chef Matsuhisa has over 20 restaurants worldwide. In his fourth cookbook, he highlights his Miami Beach, FL, restaurant with Buckley, the executive chef. The party dishes look like works of art, with each recipe illustrated with at least one beautiful color photo. The chapters are divided by party subjects-"Finger Foods" (Smoked Tofu with Tomato, Shiso, and Basil), "Luncheons" (Bahamian Conch Salad), "Intimate Dinners" (Slow-Cooked Foie Gras in Pinot Noir), "Nobu Classics" (Creamy Spicy Key Largo Pink Shrimp), and "Desserts" (Lucuma, Chocolate, Espresso, and Banana). It is surprising that there are only nine recipes for cocktails, but they, too, are unusual-a Melbourne Mule with kiwi, rum, and ginger beer. A glossary defines the unusual ingredients, which may be expensive and difficult to obtain. Matsuhisa and Buckley succeed in melding cuisines from diverse cultures in an eye-catching cookbook. Recommended for public and academic libraries.
—Christine Bulson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9784770030801
Publisher:
Kodansha USA
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet the Author

Born in Japan, NOBU MATSUHISA was classically trained in a sushi restaurant in Tokyo before he headed to Peru. Subsequently, he ventured to Buenos Aires, Alaska and Los Angeles, where he opened his restaurant, Matsuhisa, in 1987. In 1994, he opened Nobu in New York City, in partnership with actor Robert De Niro. The Los Angeles Times named Chef Nobu one of Southern Californias Rising Stars in 1998; the James Beard Foundation inducted him into Whos Who of Food and Beverage in America in 2002, and also nominated him for Outstanding Chef in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. Nobu Matsuhisa has 22 restaurants in more than ten different cities around the world, including 12 in the United States.

THOMAS BUCKLEY worked with Daniel Boulud, Ferran Adria and Jean-Georges Vongerichten before joining Nobu Miami. He is an executive chef who not only interprets his masters cuisine but also brings his own creativity into the kitchen with his knowledge of local ingredients.

Photographer MASASHI KUMA was nominated for a James Beard Award for his photography in Kodanshas Kaiseki: The Exquisite Cuisine of Kyotos Kikunoi Restaurant.

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