Japan: The Cookbook

Conspicuously absent from the collection until now, this beautiful faux bamboo covered book is the latest in the growing line of Phaidon’s national cuisine cookbooks. Three years in the making, Japan: The Cookbook is finally here. Complete with 400 plus recipes divided into 15 different food types, the book brings to a wider audience the …

Recipes from an Italian Butcher

First published in 1950 with recipes taken from the length and breadth of Italy, The Silver Spoon has become the de facto bible of Italian cooking. Since the first English language publication by Phaidon in 2005, it has spawned a series of related books published under the authorship of The Silver Spoon Kitchen. The latest …

Book Review: The Sportsman

Well all I can say is thank god Stephen Harris changed his mind and wrote this book; it is perhaps the most remarkable and personal cookbook I have read. Somehow it fills you with warmth – oh, and a little, check that, a lot, of jealousy. To appreciate the Phaidon published book, you need not …

The Sportsman

A self-proclaimed ‘grotty rundown pub by the sea’ is by far the last place you expect to find a Michelin stared restaurant where Friday and Saturday lunch is usually booked up weeks, if not months, in advance. Sandwiched, as The Sportsman is, between the road and the north Kent coast just outside Whitstable, with its conservatory …

Central

Many top chefs have come to their profession by a circuitous route. Gordon Ramsey famously planned to be a footballer, while Daniel Burns and Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø of Torst/Luksus in New York came from careers as a philosophy and mathematics graduate with dreams of winning the Fields Medal, and as a teacher, respectively. Virgilio Martinez perhaps …