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Working the Plate: The Art of Food Presentation

Working the Plate: The Art of Food Presentation


  • Format: Hardcover
  • 200 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Published: October 2006
  • ISBN-10: 047147939X
  • ISBN-13: 9780471479390

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Long awaited by professional chefs, this groundbreaking guide to food presentation will also delight and inspire culinary students and sophisticated home cooks. Acclaimed food writer and culinary producer Christopher Styler describes seven distinctive plating styles, from Minimalist to Naturalist to Dramatic, with several striking examples of every genre. Each plating suggestion is accompanied by clear instructions along with color photos of step-by-step techniques and finished plates. Complete with essays on plating from ten leading chefs and recipes for the dishes featured, this book is a work of art in itself--a must for the kitchen shelf.