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Manresa: An Edible Reflection


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The long-awaited cookbook by one of the San Francisco Bay Area's star chefs, David Kinch, who has revolutionized restaurant culture with his take on the farm-to-table ethic and focus on the terroir of the Northern California coast.

     Since opening Manresa in Los Gatos in 2002, award-winning Chef David Kinch has done more to create a sense of place through his food--specifically that of Northern California, where the Santa Cruz Mountains meet the sea--than any other chef at his level. Rather than buy his ingredients from a network of local producers, he closed the loop between farm and table by partnering with nearby Love Apple Farms, which grows almost 100 percent of his produce year round. Kinch's interpretation of these ingredients, drawing on his 30 years in restaurants as well as his far-flung and well-fed travels, are at the heart of the Manresa experience. In Manresa, Chef Kinch details his thoughts on building a dish: the creativity, experimentation and emotion that go into developing each plate and daily menu--and how a tasting menu ultimately tells a deeper story. A literary snapshot of the restaurant, from Chef Kinch's inspirations to his techniques, this book celebrates the creativity behind the food of Manresa and its profound connection to the land and sea of Northern California.

About the Author

DAVID KINCH'S singular style of American cooking has placed him on the world culinary map, and assured his legacy in the advancement of California cuisine in the 21st century. He has won the Best Chef in America award for the Pacific region from the James Beard Foundation. Manresa has been awarded two Michelin stars for five consecutive years. CHRISTINE MUHLKE is the executive editor ofBon Appétit and the author of On the Line: Inside the World of Le Bernardin with Eric Ripert. A former food editor and columnist for the New York Times Magazine, her writing has appeared in VogueVanity FairFood + Wine and other publications.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Eric Ripert   


How to use this book   


Chapter One

How I met Cynthia Sandberg   

Chapter Two

An homage to an egg   

Chapter Three

An edible reflection


Chapter Four

To renew   

Chapter Five

The Pacific as muse   

Chapter Six

Building A dish: 1, 2, 3  


Chapter Seven

Building a menu 


Chapter Eight

Creativity and technology 


Chapter Nine

Bar and cellar   


Epilogue by Charles Bowden   

Glossary of terms and techniques   

The illustrated farm   




Product Details

Kinch, David
Ten Speed Press
Muhlke, Christine
Ripert, Eric
American - California Style
Cooking and Food-US California
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11.53 x 9.78 x 1.38 in 5 lb

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