Vanilla Table: The Essence of Exquisite Cooking from the World's Best Chefs

Author(s): Natasha MacAller

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You may think there are only so many ways vanilla can be used in cooking - surprise! International Chef Natasha MacAller will change your mind by taking you on a journey to discover the many wonders of one of the most amazingly versatile ingredients in your pantry. Vanilla Table is a culinary celebration of all things vanilla. With its fragrant and captivating scent, it can be creatively used in an endless array of delicious dishes. From sweet to savoury, the more than 100 recipes-including 32 dishes carefully curated from 33 internationally acclaimed chefs worldwide- show how to make the most of this magical ingredient. For instance, this cookbook demonstrates the delights of vanilla and trout pairing; how just a vanilla pinch deliciously wakes up a pork chop; and of course, countless ways to make desserts sparkle. Natasha MacAller also provides tips, tricks, and expert knowledge to make you a vanilla connoisseur, too. With advice ranging from how to recognize the best product, to proper storing, Vanilla Table will encourage you to use this incredible ingredient in ways never imagined. Joining Natasha MacAller and other famed chefs in this vanilla tribute are UK superstars Yotam Ottolenghi, Peter Gordon, William Curley, and Galton Blackiston; each contributed dazzling recipes to this landmark cookbook.

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NATASHA MACALLER is known worldwide as the "Dancing Chef". A former professional ballerina, after thirty years of performing with companies such as New York's Joffrey Ballet, the Boston Ballet and on the stages of Broadway, she decided to move on to what she considered another performing art: cookery. She used her seasonal layoffs from ballet to become a professional cook and eventually set up her own catering business, Dancing Chef Catering, which served TV, theatre, film and food industry folks. In 1996, after graduating number one in her class from The Colorado Culinary Institute, Natasha went from strength to strength, and she now holds her own culinary classes and has become an international chef consultant. MANJA WACHSMUTH is a Danish photographer who, while currently residing in New Zealand, comes out of the Scandinavian photographic tradition. Specialising in food photography, she has her own boutique photographic studio and works with some of New Zealand's favourite magazines and chefs, as well as with clients in Denmark, UK and Australia.

General Fields

  • : 9781909342866
  • : Aurum Press Ltd
  • : Jacqui Small LLP
  • : 1.361
  • : March 2015
  • : 270mm X 210mm X 25mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Natasha MacAller
  • : Hardback
  • : 240
  • : Illustrations: circa 136 colour photographs