’20 Great British Chefs, 100 Great British Recipes.’ That’s the tagline to this book which pretty well sums it up: a celebration of great British culinary talent. Taking recipes from the country’s top chefs, some well known and others new to people, the book gives an informative summary of each chef and then outlines five of their signature recipes.
The variety in recipes showcases just how far British cuisine has come, from the London Michelin-star spots to the small town gastropubs. If you’re in any doubt, look at recipes like Boned and Rolled Pig’s Head with Roasted Langoustine Tails and Crispy Pig’s Ear Salad (Tom Kitchin). Or how about Crab and Spinach Salad with Vinaigrette of Artichokes, Green Beans, Cockles and Chives (Bruce Poole). These and other recipes from chefs like Jason Atherton, Marcus Wareing, Atul Kochhar and more find a home in a book that anyone with a keen kitchen interest will enjoy.
Available at Chefs Warehouse for R420.