Chicken and Charcoal
Yakitori - Yardbird, Hong Kong
Author - Matt Abergel
Chicken is the world's favourite meat, and yakitori is one of the simplest, healthiest ways to cook it. At Yardbird in Hong Kong, Canadian chef Matt Abergel has put yakitori on the global culinary map. Here, in vivid style, with strong visual references to Abergel's passion for skateboarding, he reveals the magic behind the restaurant's signature recipes, together with detailed explanations of how they source, butcher, skewer, and cook the birds with no need for special equipment. Fire up the grill, and enjoy. The first comprehensive book about yakitori to be published in English, this book will appeal to home cooks and professional chefs alike.
Matt Abergel, an authority on yakitori chicken, is the head chef of Hong Kong-based restaurants Yardbird and Ronin. Having worked at Masayoshi Takayama's Masa in New York and at Hong Kong's Zuma, Abergel opened Yardbird in 2011 and is due to open a sister restaurant, Birdyard, in Los Angeles in 2018.
Yardbird's food is inventive and delicious, with riffs on Asian flavors that are exactly what you might hope for from a restaurant that follows Zak Pelaccio and Jonathan Gold on Twitter - New York Post
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Published: August 2018