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The Family Meal

Home cooking with Ferran Adrià

The first book of home-cooking recipes by Ferran Adrià, the world’s most influential chef

Ferran Adrià


Price: USD$29.95

  • The first book of home-cooking recipes by Ferran Adrià, the world’s most influential chef
  • Contains 31 menus and 93 recipes for the simple, tasty dishes that the elBulli staff eat for dinner
  • Includes step-by-step instructions showing you how to make everyday classics such as guacamole, roast chicken and chocolate cake
  • Features quick and cost-effective menus to cook for 2, 6, 20 or 75 people

While Ferran Adrià is better known for his innovative and ground breaking gastronomic creations, this highly anticipated new book reveals, for the first time, his secrets for creating delicious, seasonal, and simple home cooked meals.

The Family Meal’s mouth-watering recipes are inspired by the dishes eaten by the staff of Ferran’s restaurant, the legendary elBulli, four-time recipient of the World’s Best Restaurant Award. Every day at 6pm, Ferran’s team stops what they are doing to sit down to eat a three-course dinner together - this is known as the ‘family meal’.

Featuring 31 meals (each made up of 3 recipes) and providing the quantities of ingredients needed for servings of 2, 6, 20 and 75 people, this book is a great way to pick up new ideas whether you are cooking at home or in a restaurant.


Format: Hardback
Size: 290 x 214 mm (11 3/8 x 8 3/8 in)
Pages: 384 pp
Illustrations: 1500 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714862538

  An esteemed colleague once told me that the highest form of intelligence isn’t complexity but simplicity… If this is true, then Ferran Adrià’s new cookbook, The Family Meal, may be the most effective expression of his genius to date.
- The Australian Financial Review

Home cooking at its simplest… 31 menus – each with a recipe for a starter, main and pud, with step-by-step photos for each – an old-fashioned idea, but a good one.
- Sunday Times

Ferran Adrià is recognized as the most influential chef in the world. His legendary talent, creativity and gastronomic innovations have inspired chefs and food-lovers around the world for many years, at the helm of the iconic restaurant El Bulli in Spain. He is also the author of A Day at El Bulli.


Contents and Sections:

From elBulli to your kitchen
  • What is the family meal
  • The elBulli system
  • Cooking at home
  • The essentials
  • A look behind the scenes at the family meal
Basic recipes
The meals

Glossary and index



A Day at elBulli
Reinventing Food Ferran Adrià
elBulli 2005–2011
Peru: The Cookbook
Eating with the Chefs

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