Cooking: The Quintessential Art – PDF

eBook details

  • Authors: Herve This, Pierre Gagnaire
  • File Size: 4 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 368 pages
  • Series: California Studies in Food and Culture (Book 23)
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication Date: April 21, 2010
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520265947
  • ISBN-13: 9780520265943


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About The Author

Herve This

Pierre Gagnaire

From its intriguing opening question―”How can we reasonably judge a meal?”―to its rewarding conclusion, this beautiful ebook Cooking: The Quintessential Art (PDF) picks up where Brillat-Savarin left off almost two centuries ago. Hervé This, a co-founder (with the late physicist Nicholas Kurti) of the new approach to studying the scientific basis of cooking known as molecular gastronomy, investigates the question of culinary beauty in a series of lively, playful, and erudite dialogues. Considering the place of cuisine in Western culture, This explores an astonishing variety of topics and elaborates on a revolutionary method for judging the art of cooking. Many of the ideas he introduces in this culinary romance are illustrated by dishes created by Pierre Gagnaire, whose engaging commentaries provide rare insights into the creative inspiration of one of the world’s foremost chefs. The result is a sophisticated, enthralling, freewheeling dinner party of an ebook that also makes a powerful case for openness and change in the way we think about food.


An intellectual exercise wholly removed from food-entertainment television.” — Booklist 2008
Composed with careful planning, unique ingredients and an element of novelty that will leave your taste buds in awe.” — World Literature Today 2009
A solid, intellectual and charming case for why food sits and will remain, on the front lines of global artistic and cultural relevance.” — Denver Post 2008
A quality addition to any bookshelf; it has much to contribute to the longstanding discussion of cooking as an art, and of chefs as artists.” — Gastronomica 2010


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