Octaphilosophy: The Eight Elements of Restaurant Andre

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SKU: OT0120
Author: Chiang, Andre
Cuisine: Southeast Asia
Technique: Modernist and Molecular
Publisher: Phaidon
Pages: 304 pages
Format: Hardback
Year Published: 2016
Difficulty: Challenging  
Photography: Work of Art  



Headed up by chef-owner André Chiang, Restaurant André's menu centres around his 'Octaphilosophy' taking into account Chiang's eight elements of gastronomy: salt, texture, memory, purity, terroir, south, artisan and uniqueness.

Octaphilosophy, explores one year in his restaurant. Including snacks, mains and sweets over each season, and the stories and processes behind each dish, Chiang will share his unique approach to food combining the technical precision of Asian gastronomy with the Western culinary preference for produce, producers and seasonality.

Heavily illustrated with photos of the working kitchen, and the final results, Octaphilosophy will be one of the first cookbooks to capture the emerging gastronomic scene in Asia and its leading proponent.

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