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Different, intriguing, consuming but did take awhile to digest,
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This review is from: Paulfood (Hardcover)
This is a very differently presented cookbook.
Firstly I was at not too impressed with the artwork, but now I really do appreciate
all the effort that has been taken to produce this publication. Grub street? a new direction...Cool.
It is very eclectic and now I have opened my vision visually striking in all aspects.
Paul Cunningham is not a name of a chef you would have probably heard of in the UK
( I was made aware of him in 2007 by my former lecturer and an ex student who now teaches in London)
His restaurant "The Paul, which he insisted was not named for himself but rather the architect".
It was in a glass encrusted building in the Tivoli gardens in the Danish capital.
Unfortunately the restaurant has now closed, not because it had fallen from epicurean grace but, it was a victim of the uncertain economic times.
He is now at Henne Kirkby Kro, outside Copenhagen, the cuisine here is considered some of the finest in Denmark.
Paul Food is about Paul's food rather than his former restaurant.
It's a thoroughly eclectic array of recipes from across the globe. Its flavours and textures and diversity. It's a volume of recipes for real food, that is to say, for dishes that one truly might want to cook and eat.
The recipes are short and simple.
Your meal will gain compliments because it tastes great, rather than admiration for the 3 days needed to make it or for the 6 pages that the recipe covered in some other elaborate cookbook.
Paul is more conversational rather than dictatorial.
Paul Food presents delicious food from a year's travel through mainland Europe, Britain, New York and Hong Kong. His recipes tempt us into the kitchen and his excellent tales tempt us to go to o the airport.
This is an exciting book in every regard. It is certainly a departure from those books that I have come to expect from one of my favourite cookbook publishers, Grub Street.
They are celebrated for their classic cookbooks but Paul Food and a few other recent volumes have shown a vibrant and contemporary element.
I have to tip my hat and say Well done Paul also well done Grub Street.
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Initial post: 4 Jan 2013 22:35:55 GMT
Paul Cunningham says:
Most proud, thanks alot ))
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2013 12:50:19 GMT
Danny Marbella says:
No Worries A great read and a fantastic piece of artistry...Well done
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