Le Livre Blanc
Author - Anne-Sophie Pic
Le Livre Blanc is a cookbook that reinvents cuisine. Anne-Sophie Pic has taken the long-established culinary traditions of her family and her country, and re-imagined them through a contemporary and exhilarating approach to texture, form and flavour. The book includes 50 recipes that, like those of another culinary inventor, Heston Blumenthal, both inspire and amaze. From foams and emulsions, to working with sous-vide and siphons, the recipes transform the everyday, and the not-so-everyday, into the extraordinary. Throughout the book Pic delivers insights into her creative process, including the interplay of imagination and memory in creating dishes, and the associations between flavours and textures that make her cooking unique. This is a glorious celebration of the extraordinary culinary talent that is Anne-Sophie Pic, the only woman in France with three Michelin stars.
Anne-Sophie Pic comes from a long line of illustrious chefs and began her career in the kitchen in 1997. Today she is the only woman in France with three Michelin stars. Her restaurants include Maison Pic in Valence, Bistrot le 7; Scook, a cooking school for amateurs and professionals alike and the two-star Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne. Her most recent venture, La Dame de Pic, opened in Paris in 2012.
Publisher: Jacqui Small
Published: Nov 2013