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Working the Plate By Christopher Styler

Working the Plate

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Long awaited by professional chefs, this gorgeous guide will also delight and inspire sophisticated home cooks. Acclaimed food stylist Christopher Styler identifies seven distinctive plating styles, from Minimalist to Naturalist to Dramatic, and includes instructions, color how-to photos, and stunning finished plate photos for each.
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Working the Plate: The Art of Food Presentation by Christopher Styler

Feast your eyes. Long awaited by professional chefs, this groundbreaking guide to food presentation will also delight and inspire culinary students and sophisticated home cooks. Acclaimed food writer and culinary producer Christopher Styler describes seven distinctive plating styles, from Minimalist to Naturalist to Dramatic, with several striking examples of every genre. Each plating suggestion is accompanied by clear instructions along with color photos of step-by-step techniques and finished plates. Complete with essays on plating from ten leading chefs and recipes for the dishes featured, this book is a work of art in itself--a must for the kitchen shelf.

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Working the Plate Reviews


"...this is no ordinary cookbook...it is a compilation of ideas" (Library Journal, October 15, 2006) "Professional and home cooks...can take culinary presentation to the next level by learning the secrets of contemporary food styling." (Cakes & Sugarcraft, Autumn 2007) "Professional and home cooks who are passionate about food can take culinary presentation to the next level..." (Inspired by Food, Summer 2008)

About Christopher Styler


Christopher Styler is a renowned chef, a cookbook author, and the culinary producer of several TV programs, including Daisy Cooks!, Lidia's Italian Table, and Julia and Jacques: Cooking at Home. He has appeared on numerous network shows and written for leading publications.

Table of Contents


Introduction. The Minimalist. The Architect. The Artist. Contemporary European Style. Asian Influences. The Naturalist. Dramatic Flair. Desserts: Classic and Contemporary. Painting the Plate: Sauces and Techniques for Finishing Plates. Index.

Additional information

GOR008374661
Working the Plate: The Art of Food Presentation by Christopher Styler
Christopher Styler
Used - Like New
Hardback
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
2006-09-22
208
047147939X
9780471479390
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.