I am thrilled to finally touch this book again. I wanted it years ago (copyright 2003, 2007) and decided it was beyond me for some reason…anyway a little daunting…Charlie Trotter’s restaurant is world famous and Charlie has won prestigious awards and authored 14 cookbooks.
The photos of the gourmet presentations make your heart go pitter patter. They are truly the best photos (and best presentations) in the world of gourmet. There are also extensive wine notes from a lead sommelier. The method descriptions are extensive but not overwhelming. Inspiring. And he has a plethora of simple dishes, sides, desserts, sauces (ie, mayonnaise with pine nuts).
It seems you can’t have too many raw food recipes, everyone is literally doing something so different, it is a very exciting genre of food. This book is sheer foo foo, absolute fun and a useful recipe resource.