Ours is the era of the celebrity chef. Like never before, we’re fascinated by fine food and the personalities who create it. Newspapers follow the antics of our favorite cooks both in and out of the kitchen, bake-offs of all kinds become hit TV shows, and chef-owned restaurants have lines trailing around the block. Amid this media frenzy, the world of fine dining can feel removed from our lives.
Inside Chefs’ Fridges brings the heavenly cuisine back down to earth. Touring the European continent, it profiles 40 of Europe’s top chefs alongside their personal home fridges. The result is a revelation, through images and words, of the inner sanctum of culinary creativity, with each chef revealing their dependable fridge contents, their favorite local ingredients, as well as two of their most treasured home recipes.
Stars of this European edition include Joan Roca, Massimo Bottura, Fergus Henderson, Yotam Ottolenghi, Marco Pierre White, Hélène Darroze, Inaki Aizpitarte, Mauro Colagreco, Thierry Marx, and Christian F. Puglisi. Eschewing the media dazzle, this book is instead an inspiring and accessible collection of exclusive insider secrets in which culinary genius meets domestic reality.
This book includes:
Entries by 40 top chefs from all over Europe, with nearly 60 Michelin stars shared between them.
Chef #1 and #2 from the World’s Best Restaurant list 2015 and best female chef of the year, Hélène Darroze.
Two recipes from each chef, with an emphasis on local ingredients and specialties.
Useful index for quick recipe access.
Addresses of each chef’s restaurants.
Illustrations of all 40 fridges plus additional details by Aurore d’Estaing.
American born and raised, Carrie Solomon moved to Paris in 2002 and has become one of France’s most well respected culinary photographers. She was awarded the 2011 Prix Eugénie Brazier for her book Saveurs Sauvages, and the laureate prize at the 2010 International Culinary Photography Festival.
Adrian Moore was born in Toronto and raised in the United States by British parents. He has written articles about culinary trends for a variety of international publications and is currently Assistant Chef Concierge at Mandarin Oriental, Paris. This is his first book.
“…an inspiring and accessible collection of culinary secrets and recipes that bring the chefs down-to-earth to a domestic reality.”
— Interviewmagazine.com, New York
“Forget about snooping in medicine cabinets or on open laptops: if you want to get to know someone, look inside their fridge – a chilly window on where and how we live and who we are.”
— Tatler, Hong Kong
“A revealing look at the chef’s personalities, lives and tastes, as reflected in staples they stock in their fridges, from exotic condiments they brought home from their travels to their kids’ favorite foods.”
— Photo District News, New York
“Adrian Moore and Carrie Solomon tapped some 40 chefs for the project. And the contents of their fridges reveal strange local ingredients, culinary experiments, guilty lowbrow pleasures and a few clues about some highly treasured recipes… The duo spent over a year traversing Europe to meet with their subjects, who boast 60 Michelin stars between them, and photograph the spaces. With rich images and clever commentary, the result is both eye opening and entertaining, geared toward a broad audience.”
— T: The New York Times Style Magazine, New York
“…a pleasantly voyeuristic cookbook… in addition to throwing open their fridges, each chef has provided two recipes detailing how the contents are prepared. It’s just like being invited round to their houses for tea.”
“Guardare dentro il frigorifero, in casa degli chef più famosi del mondo, dà un piccolo brivido, come se si avesse accesso a un castello dove è custodito un segreto.”