In The Press
'Deliciously hearty, the recipes in The Family Meal have nothing to do with the avant-garde for which elBulli is known, and the amply illustrated book explains them in an accessible, storyboard form.'
- Financial Times Weekend Magazine
'Generously illustrated with hundreds of new, specially commissioned photographs, The Family Meal is the book by Ferran Adria everyone has been waiting for!'
- Hot Brands, Cool Places
'Even if you’re more comfortable navigating cobblestone streets in platforms than wielding a microplane in the kitchen, this book will show even the most harried and clueless of cooks how to prepare a simple dinner at home—and, as an unexpected bonus, it will also be a meal that will forever impress guests.'
'Wonderful... good straightforward cooking.'
- Mark Bittman, The New York Times Magazine
'I’ve never been so excited about such a simple dish (Noodle Soup with Mussels): cooking and eating it crystalized what is unique and wonderful about Mr. Adria’s book... I learned an enormous amount about cooking from a master of the trade.'
- Katy McLaughlin, The Wall Street Journal
'This is the type of traditional food Ferran loves.'
- Jeffrey Steingarten, Vogue
'A gem of a cookbook packed with fantastic recipes and tips from a master—the closest most readers will come to eating with him.'
- Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
'Phaidon continues to push the boundaries of cookbook design, and this book employs hundreds of photos and reads like a graphic novel or a collection of the world’s most delicious infographics.'
- Publishers Weekly
'Simple, delicious recipes meant for the daily table.'
'Add this one to your kitchen library ASAP.'
'Accessible and interesting... elevating the step-by-step cookbook to a thing of beauty.'
'Working families - if you add up the costs of frozen dinners and last minute take-out, you’ll probably end up healthier and wealthier by submitting to [The Family Meal].'