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5.0 out of 5 stars Not for everybody but its a vital culinary moment...
This book is not just for Chefs but also people who have a feeling and understanding or are looking for a deeper insight into the current and future of cuisine will very well be interested in this book.
Please let me say this very important fact that this is far less of a cookbook, it details out the ideas of the "Cook It Raw" ,(annual gathering of the...
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2.0 out of 5 stars I expected a cookery book with recipes - it was not
I was excited by the title of this book but its an expensive coffee table book with pretty pictures and no recipes.
It is the experiences of international chefs badly put together. More a who is who of chefs.
It will end up in a charity shop shortly or back on amazon!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not for everybody but its a vital culinary moment..., 11 Mar 2014
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This book is not just for Chefs but also people who have a feeling and understanding or are looking for a deeper insight into the current and future of cuisine will very well be interested in this book.
Please let me say this very important fact that this is far less of a cookbook, it details out the ideas of the "Cook It Raw" ,(annual gathering of the world's most avant-garde chefs) held in different countries and locales each year.
The participating chefs are a rogues' gallery of the best and brightest the industry currently offers from around the globe:
At this time they are Rene Redzepi,David Chang, Albert Adria, Alex Atala, Magnus Nilsson, Ben Shewry, Daniel Patterson & Sean Brock
This publication goes into detail of how the chefs meet each year, immersing themselves in the surroundings and culture, then cooking a series of dinners based on and harvested/foraged from the direct area.
The great thing is that they detail how they can achieve greatness, and at other times they simply fail, but that's what make this so good that the chefs can experiment and will not be held to ransom as if they had produced these items in their own emporiums..
As a chef, this is exactly the kind of relevant, current discussion that are necessary its vital.
And the man behind all this has been hard at work for nearly 30 years with the project the genius that is Alessandro Porcelli and he is the Founder and Director of Cook it Raw... Big respect...
The book has a fantastic contemporary production value, outstanding high gloss photography and is exactly what you need as a chef, eater or food advocate to get your juices flowing.

I'm not saying that this will become the main stream approach but hey hopefully another direction.

These guys are from a wide background of different food cultures, giving us their point of view and hey its great.
This is a real gem of a book well worth purchasing even if only to get an insight into a fantastic approach to the industry .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Much more than a cook book, 15 July 2013
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Amazing a photo diary of the cook it raw events the food, people, locations and the meaning behind it all. This book is not simply for someone to copy a recipe from but for people to really think about food and what 'local' food is. Highly recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, 28 April 2014
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It's a bit sketchy, eccentric, eclectic and I love it! More of a series of thoughts and essays, I like this style when I want to read ABOUT food and chefs, but not a cookbook. Wonderful illustrations and quality of book. Typical of the modern Phaidon.
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2.0 out of 5 stars I expected a cookery book with recipes - it was not, 27 Jun 2013
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I was excited by the title of this book but its an expensive coffee table book with pretty pictures and no recipes.
It is the experiences of international chefs badly put together. More a who is who of chefs.
It will end up in a charity shop shortly or back on amazon!
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