Working the Plate: The Art of Food Presentation
ISBN: 047147939X
EAN13: 9780471479390
Language: English
Publication Date: Oct 1, 2006
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 1.1" H x 9.3" L x 9.1" W
Weight: 2 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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An inspiring book for professionals andsophisticated home cooks who wantto take their skills to the next level, Working the Plate goes beyond adding adrizzle of something here or a sprig ofsomething there to explore both the principlesand the art of food presentation. Christopher Styler shares the secrets of seven contemporaryplating styles: The Minimalist, The Architect, The Artist, Contemporary European Style, Asian Influences, The Naturalist, and DramaticFlair. He also reveals the thoughts of ten leading chefs on the art of plating, from Terrance Brennan and Emily Luchetti to Suzanne Goin and Marcus Samuelsson.

Working the Plate includes several examples of each plating style. Stunning color photographs show both finished plates and the steps involved to duplicate the techniques behind such dishes as Roasted Quail with Chard and Potatoes, Parmesan Crusted Lamb Chops with Swirled Root Puree and Pea Sauce, Skate and Angel Hair Pasta with Caper Butter, Soba-Tofu Salad in a Nori Cone, and Bird's Nest Brunch.

Plating provides the all important first impression and sets the stage for the sensoryexperience of enjoying a great meal. With this overview of popular plating styles, you'll see how you can vary approaches and add adistinctive dash of elan and panache to the dishes you serve.

Discover the plating philosophies of these renowned chefs:

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