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Benu - Lee Corey

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2017
ISBN: 9780714868868
Number Of Pages: 256

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The debut book from the celebrated, James Beard Award-winning Corey Lee, chef/patron of San Francisco's three Michelin starred Benu and pioneer of modern Asian food.

Uniquely presented as a 32-course tasting menu in which you experience the drama and poetry of Lee's cooking through recipes and beautifully written essays detailing his inspirations and motivations.

Beautiful photography throughout the book evoke Lee's culinary and cultural influences and insightful forewords by Lee's mentor, Thomas Keller and contemporary, David Chang, give you a deeper insight into the creativity of this chef.

About the Author

Korean-born, American-raised Corey Lee (b.1977) is the head chef of Benu, one of America’s most celebrated restaurants, and one of only a handful to receive three Michelin stars. Lee brings his background to bear on the food at Benu creating an eclectic, creative, Asian-inspired American cuisine that explores identity, culture and belonging. Having worked at some of the most acclaimed restaurants in England, France and the US, including Thomas Keller’s French Laundry, Lee’s own restaurant has been proclaimed as the next big American restaurant by both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Industry Reviews

"Benu is one of the country's most extraordinary - and enlightening - dining destinations." - Eater

"One of the most anticipated cookbooks of the year. The photography is stunning." - VanityFair.com

"The food itself, which like everything else at Benu, is more or less a master class in stripped down elegance." - Saveur

"Corey Lee is one of the best chefs on earth." – David Chang

"Corey is always searching, pushing himself forward even as he embraces the past [...] I’ve noticed Corey. So will readers of this book." - Thomas Keller

Contents and sections:

Foreword by Thomas Keller
Foreword by David Chang
Prelude
To Begin
A Taste of Benu
Kimchi
Food and Form
Ceramics
Dumplings and Buns
Pine Mushrooms
Benu Pantry
Glossary
Haenyo
Process by Andrea Lenardin Madden, Alm Project
A Pairing at Benu by Yoon Ha, Sommelier
Discovery by Brandon Rodgers, Chef de Cuisine
Index Acknowledgements

ISBN: 9780714868868
ISBN-10: 9780714868868
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st May 2017
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.9 x 22.0  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 1.03
Edition Number: 1

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