Coco: 10 World-Leading Masters Choose 100 Contemporary Chefs
4to. pp. 440. illustrated, hardcover. London: Phaidon, 2009.
New in publisher's shrink wrap.
ISBN-10: 0714849545 / ISBN-13: 9780714849546
Coco is an exciting, unprecedented guide to the most exceptional talent in the international restaurant world. Coco presents 100 of the best emerging contemporary chefs from all corners of the globe as selected by 10 culinary icons: Ferran Adrià, Mario Batali, Shannon Bennett, Alain Ducasse, Fergus Henderson, Yoshihiro Murata, Gordon Ramsay, René Redzepi, Alice Waters and Jacky Yu.
From Singapore to New York, Stockholm to Seattle, Hong Kong to Paris, these chefs are pushing their craft to new heights and have just begun to receive attention for their cooking. Arranged alphabetically, the book presents each chosen chef with an insightful essay from the chef-curator explaining their pick, a bio, sample menu, and gorgeous full-color images of the restaurant, the kitchen, the chef at work, as well as accompanying recipes such as David Chang's (Momofuku, New York), Mackerel with Kimchi Puree, Oyster and Radish, Allison Vines-Rushing's (MiLa, New Orleans) Sweet Potato Pappardelle with Roasted Shitake Mushrooms and Shaved Sheep Cheese and Amaryll Schwertner's (Boulette's Larder, San Francisco) Hungarian Cabbage Leaves Stuffed with Kurobuta Pork Shoulder, Sauerkraut with Quince, and Smoky Pork Belly. Part cookbook, part guide to the world's best new restaurants, and part who's who of the international food scene, Coco is an invaluable and timely culinary sourcebook for chefs and food enthusiasts alike.