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Benu


The debut book from the celebrated, James Beard Award-winning Corey Lee, chef/patron of San Francisco’s Benu and pioneer of modern Asian food


Corey Lee


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The debut book from the celebrated, James Beard Award-winning Corey Lee, chef/patron of San Francisco's three Michelin starred Benu and pioneer of modern Asian food.

Uniquely presented as a 32-course tasting menu in which you experience the drama and poetry of Lee's cooking through recipes and beautifully written essays detailing his inspirations and motivations.

Beautiful photography throughout the book evoke Lee's culinary and cultural influences and insightful forewords by Lee's mentor, Thomas Keller and contemporary, David Chang, give you a deeper insight into the creativity of this chef.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 290 x 214 mm, (11 3/8 x 8 3/8 in)
Pages: 256 pp
Illustrations: 150 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9780714868868

 

"Top 20 Cookbook in 2015" —Amazon

"A lavishly illustrated celebration of the three-Michelin-starred San Francisco restaurant and its Korean-American chef." —The New York Times

"This sumptuous new book from San Francisco superstar chef Corey Lee is filled with much more than just dinner ideas." —Sacramento Bee

"This is the first book on San Francisco's three-Michelin starred restaurant Benu and Lee, its chef, who Momofuku's David Chang calls "one of the best chefs on Earth." Chang penned one of the forwards to the book; the other was written by Lee's mentor, Thomas Keller, who Lee worked for at The French Laundry for eight years." —Yahoo Food

"The food itself, which like everything else at Benu (and inside Benu, his cookbook, out this month from Phaidon), is more or less a master class in stripped-down elegance." —Saveur

"One of the most anticipated cookbooks of the year [...] The photography is stunning." —VanityFair.com

"It is not often to experience pure emotional romance and beauty in a cookbook like Benu. The dedication to it's balanced creation is apparent across words, design and imagery." —Dine x Design

"Benu is one of the country's most extraordinary - and enlightening - dining destinations." —Eater

 
Contents and sections:

Foreword by Thomas Keller
Foreword by David Chang
Prelude
To Begin
A Taste of Benu
Kimchi
Food and Form
Ceramics
Dumplings and Buns
Pine Mushrooms
Benu Pantry
Glossary
Haenyo
Process by Andrea Lenardin Madden, Alm Project
A Pairing at Benu by Yoon Ha, Sommelier
Discovery by Brandon Rodgers, Chef de Cuisine
Index
Acknowledgements

 

Corey Lee is one of the best chefs on earth.
– David Chang

I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a meal as much as Benu.
- Ruth Reichl

Corey is always searching, pushing himself forward even as he embraces the past [...] I’ve noticed Corey. So will readers of this book.
- Thomas Keller

Benu is one of the country’s most extraordinary – and enlightening – dining destinations.
– Eater
 
Korean-born, American-raised Corey Lee (b.1977) is the head chef of Benu, one of America’s most celebrated restaurants, and one of only a handful to receive three Michelin stars. Lee brings his background to bear on the food at Benu creating an eclectic, creative, Asian-inspired American cuisine that explores identity, culture and belonging. Having worked at some of the most acclaimed restaurants in England, France and the US, including Thomas Keller’s French Laundry, Lee’s own restaurant has been proclaimed as the next big American restaurant by both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

 
Courtesy of Eric Wolfinge

 

  COREY LEE ON BENU

 
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