The Family Meal: Home Cooking with Ferran Adrià (Hardcover)

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Every day the staff at el Bulli sat down together for a family meal before service. The meals were simple, hearty affairs designed to help power the chefs through their long night, but still spiced with the creativity that made Feran Adria and elBulli world famous. With elBulli now closed, this book will be closest we can get to tasting Adria’s genius.


— From Family Meal


The Family Meal is the first home cooking cookbook by the world's greatest chef, Ferran Adria. It features nearly 100 delicious recipes by Ferran Adria that anyone can prepare, inspired by the dishes eaten every day by the staff at his legendary restaurant El Bulli, awarded World's Best Restaurant five times.

The recipes inThe Family Meal are easy-to-prepare and meant for family dining at home. From Roast Chicken with Potato Straws, Sea Bass Baked in Salt and Mexican-style Slow-Cooked Pork to White Chocolate Cake and Baked Apples with Whipped Cream, there is a wide selection of everyday classics for every night of the week. The cookbook is also the first by such a renowned chef to ensure that the dishes are affordle and the ingredients are widely availle at the local supermarket.

The Family Meal is organized into three-course menus, with appetizers, mains and desserts, so you can prepare a well-balanced meal at home without fuss. Each recipe is shown with numerous step-by-step full-color photographs, and conversions on how you can prepare a meal for a small or large group - for 2, 6, 20 or 75 people.

This is the cookbook by Ferran Adria everyone has been waiting for, it is sure to be one of the most talked out and popular cookbooks of the season.

About the Author

Ferran Adrià is recognized as the most influential chef in the world. His legendary talent, creativity and gastronomic innovations have inspired chefs and food-lovers around the world for many years, at the helm of the iconic restaurant El Bulli in Spain. He is also the author of A Day at El Bulli.

Praise For…

"The Family Meal shows that the chef who put [elBulli] on the map knows very well how to appeal to the everyday home chef and to the tastes of the discerning palate. "

Energy Times, -

"A gem of a cookbook packed with fantastic recipes and tips from the master. The closest most readers will come to eating with him. "

Kirkus Reviews Starred Review, -

"Adria . . . teaches kitchen basics (egg poaching, anyone?) and delivers simple, delicious recipes meant for the daily table. "

People, -

"Even if you're more comfortable navigating cobblestone streets in platforms than wielding a microplane in the kitchen, this book will show even the most harried and clueless of cooks how to prepare a simple dinner at home. And, as an unexpected bonus, it will also be a meal that will forever impress guests. ", -

"I can't stop cooking from this book . . . The only downside is that I had to come to terms with splotching grease on its lovely pages."

The Atlantic, -

"I've never been so excited about such a simple [Noodle Soup with Mussels]: cooking and eating it crystalized what is unique and wonderful about Mr. Adria's book. . . I learned an enormous amount about cooking from a master of the trade. "

Katy McLaughlin, The Wall Street Journal

"Proves accessible even to novice cooks...Adria's fame and revolutionary style make this a defining cookbook."

BooklistStarred Review, -

"Simple, deceptively elegant recipes . . .it's manna from the maestro for home cooks, both novice and notable."

BookPage, -

"The idea of El Bulli at home sounds far-fetched, but you can cook the restaurant's staff meals easily- without the foam. The step-by step visual recipes are precise but playful."

Bon Appétit, -

"The recipes make you taste an everyday food in an entirely new way."

Julia Moskin, The New York Times

"This is the type of traditional food Ferran loves. "

Jeffrey Steingarten, VOGUE

"Wonderful. . . good straightforward cooking. "- Mark Bittman


Product Details
ISBN: 9780714862538
ISBN-10: 0714862533
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2011
Pages: 384
Language: English