Synopses & Reviews
-- TRULY GLOBAL CUISINE: This book manages to take current food trends to a new level, by incorporating tropical flavors and techniques from an incredibly broad cultural spectrum (always supported by the solidity of French cuisine), for results that are at once innovative and unforgettable.
-- LOUISIANA: The restaurant the chef currently works at is located in the home of one of America's great regional cuisines; the food magazines will love the story of this cooking that goes beyond the traditional Cajun/Creole fair.
-- CONNECTIONS: Dominique has been critically acclaimed by food writers and chefs alike with writers such as John Mariani citing Dominique as a top rising star and superstar chefs such as Jean Louis Palladin collaborating with Dominique for several special dinners.
-- WINE: Dominique's strong connection with the relationship of food to wine offers a complete look at how a chef creates an original recipe with the flavors of a particular wine in mind.
What can you expect from a chef raised on Mauritius, who apprenticed in South Africa, traveled extensively within Latin and Asian cultures, mastered California cuisine as a Beverly Hills chef, and who now runs his own restaurant in New Orleans? Take it from legendary chef Jean-Louis Palladin: "A fabulous tour of global cuisine!" In DOMINIQUE'S FRESH FLAVORS, Dominique Macquet explores exotic culinary frontiers with the expertise and grounding of a classically trained French chef. "Cooking with Latitude" is how he describes both the poetic license he takes with traditional food and his culinary palate's tropical accents, which are garnered from his travels. The result is a stunning cuisine, at once local and global, surprising and familiar—and simply delicious!
About the Author
DOMINIQUE MACQUET is the award-winning, critically acclaimed executive chef at Dominique's, at the Maison Dupuy Hotel in New Orleans.
JOHN DeMERS is a food writer, radio talk show host, and author of more than 30 books. He lives in Houston, Texas, and serves as editor of ArtsHouston magazine.