From the Instagram phenomenon SymmetryBreakfast this is a cookbook about the most important meal of the day - how to make it with love, present it with style and eat it with pleasure to feed not only your own soul but the souls of your loved ones too.
SymmetryBreakfast is a beautiful cookbook for foodies and feeders who wonder why breakfast has to be out of a box. It's for people who love exploring diverse foods, those who get a kick out of hosting friends and family, and those who like making food look pretty on the plate. Through inspirational food and gorgeous photography, it explores what breakfast is and what it means to people around the world. From Hawaiian Loco Moco and Russian blinis, to Spanish churros and New York bagels, it surprises with the foreign and delights with the familiar. With over 90 delicious recipes and cocktails for perfectly plated breakfasts, more complex dishes for seasoned cooks and recipes with a great story behind them, SymmetryBreakfast will make you hungry, cheer you up and change the way you think about breakfast.
About the Author
Michael Zee studied photography at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth and later went on to teach Art and Design in secondary schools in London’s East End. He then completed his masters in Museums and Galleries in Education at the Institute of Education and has worked at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, and most recently in public programming at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Michael’s passion for cooking comes from his parents and his mixed English, Scottish, and Chinese heritage. Weekends and school holidays would be spent working in his father’s Chinese and English chippies in Liverpool and teaching himself to bake for his mother’s sweet tooth.
Michael created SymmetryBreakfast for his partner Mark in their Hackney flat in 2013. Mark’s hectic job as a menswear fashion designer means late nights and weekends in the office. Early on in their relationship, breakfast became a sacred moment in the day and Michael started on his mission to make each meal as celebratory as possible. Over 1,000 breakfasts later, Michael still wakes up early to make breakfast for Mark, looking carefully around the world and at home for inspiration, taking a simple idea and making it beautiful.
"Serious breakfast inspiration." * Jamie Oliver *
"It just shows how you can take the everyday and make it beautiful." * Kevin Systrom, co-founder of Instagram *
"Michael Zee's beautiful breakfasts are always joyful, captivating creations." -- Felicity Spector * The Telegraph *
"A celebration of love and breakfast from around the world" * The Observer *
"Mouthwatering ... a veritable feast for the eyes." * InStyle *
"Jamie Oliver follows them so you know they're a big deal." * Standard *
"From classic banana bread and simple America grits to full traditional Japanese breakfast and Venezuelan croissants... its exciting recipes span the globe." * House & Garden *
"Inspiration from around the world." * Sainsbury's Magazine *
"Create brunch heaven at home with recipes from Michael Zee" * Guardian *
Introduction: Somewhere in the World it's Breakfast Time
1. Rise and Shine: United Kingdom, Portugal, Morocco, Nigeria, West Africa
2. Breakfast and Breakslow: Brazil, Venezuela, Dominican Republic
3. In Search of a Cure: Colombia, Peru, East Coast USA
4. Keep It Simple: Mexico, American Midwest, Canada
5. From Good to Great: West Coast USA, Hawaii
6. Sometimes More is More: Japan, Australia, Korea, The Philippines
7. The Grain of Life: China, Indonesia, Hong Kong
8. Sweet, Sour, Spice: Thailand, India, Myanmar
9. Simplicity and Authenticity: Iraq, Russia, Ethiopia, Afghanistan
10. A Question of Identity: Eastern Europe, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Libya, The Balkans
11. Not Quite Continental: Norway, Italy, Austria, Algeria, Spain, The Netherlands, Denmark
12. Cocktail O'Clock: Eye-Opener, Appetizer, Refresher, Stimulant
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Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 11th August 2016
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 20.3
Weight (kg): 0.89