The Family Meal
The Family Meal
Home Cooking with Ferran Adria
Phaidon Press, Hardcover, 9780714862538, 383pp.
Publication Date: October 3, 2011
The recipes in"The Family Meal" are easy-to-prepare and meant for family dining at home. From "Roast Chicken with Potato Straws," "Sea Bass Baked in Salt" and "Mexican-style Slow-Cooked Pork" to "White Chocolate Cake" and "Baked Apples with Whipped Cream," there is a wide selection of everyday classics for every night of the week. The cookbook is also the first by such a renowned chef to ensure that the dishes are affordle and the ingredients are widely availle at the local supermarket.
"The Family Meal" is organized into three-course menus, with appetizers, mains and desserts, so you can prepare a well-balanced meal at home without fuss. Each recipe is shown with numerous step-by-step full-color photographs, and conversions on how you can prepare a meal for a small or large group - for 2, 6, 20 or 75 people.
This is the cookbook by Ferran Adria everyone has been waiting for, it is sure to be one of the most talked out and popular cookbooks of the season.
"Wonderful...good straightforward cooking."- Mark Bittman, The New York Times
"I've never been so excited about such a simple [Noodle Soup with Mussels]: cooking and eating it crystalized what is unique and wonderful about Mr. Adria's book...I learned an enormous amount about cooking from a master of the trade."- Katy McLaughlin, The Wall Street Journal
"This is the type of traditional food Ferran loves."- Jeffrey Steingarten, VOGUE
"A gem of a cookbook packed with fantastic recipes and tips from the master. The closest most readers will come to eating with him."- Kirkus Reviews Starred Review
"Even if you're more comfortable navigating cobblestone streets in platforms than wielding a microplane in the kitchen, this book will show even the most harried and clueless of cooks how to prepare a simple dinner at home. And, as an unexpected bonus, it will also be a meal that will forever impress guests."- VOGUE.com
"Adria...teaches kitchen basics (egg poaching, anyone?) and delivers simple, delicious recipes meant for the daily table."- People
"Simple, deceptively elegant recipes...it's manna from the maestro for home cooks, both novice and notable."- BookPage
"The recipes make you taste an everyday food in an entirely new way."- Julia Moskin, The New York Times
"The idea of El Bulli at home sounds far-fetched, but you can cook the restaurant's staff meals easily- without the foam. The step-by step visual recipes are precise but playful."- Bon Appétit
"Proves accessible even to novice cooks...Adria's fame and revolutionary style make this a defining cookbook."-Booklist Starred Review
"I can't stop cooking from this book . . . The only downside is that I had to come to terms with splotching grease on its lovely pages."- The Atlantic