"An incredible reference for home cooks, young chefs, and seasoned pros alike. Kitchen Creativity should be in everyone's library." - Eric Ripert, chef and co-owner of Le Bernardin and New York Times bestselling author of 32 Yolks
Written as the follow-up to their #1 best seller, The Flavor Bible, Kitchen Creativity: Unlocking Culinary Genius - with Wisdom, Inspiration, and Ideas from the World's Greatest Chefs is THE go-to reference book that will unlock your inner culinary genius. This paradigm-shifting guide to inventive cooking (without recipes!) will inspire you to think, improvise, and cook like the world's best chefs.
Based on four years of extensive research and dozens of in-depth interviews, Kitchen Creativity illuminates the method (and occasional madness) of culinary invention. Part I reveals how to learn foundational skills, including how to appreciate, taste, and season classic dishes (Stage 1: Mastery), before reinventing the classics from a new perspective (Stage 2: Alchemy).
Einstein's secret of genius-combinatory play-pushes chefs to develop unique creations and heighten their outer and inner senses (Stage 3: Creativity). Part II's A-to-Z entries are an invaluable culinary idea generator, with exercises to prompt new imaginings.
Learn from the expert's the criteria for creating new dishes, desserts, and drinks; begin to season food like a pro while creating complex yet balanced layers of flavor and discover comprehensive seasonality charts to spark inspiration all year long;