Watch this tasty trip through 300 years of culinary creations

Got one-and-three-quarter minutes to spare? Lucky you! Then watch this video tribute to Signature Dishes
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Spherical-I Green Olives, Ferran Adrià and Albert Adrià, elBulli, Spain, 2005
Spherical-I Green Olives, Ferran Adrià and Albert Adrià, elBulli, Spain, 2005

You might assume that 300 years of eating out would simply leave you with an enormous restaurant bill. Yet Phaidon’s editors and authors have distilled three centuries of restaurant culture and kitchen excellence into Signature Dishes That Matter, a global celebration of the iconic restaurant dishes that defined the course of culinary history. 

 

Cronut®, Dominique Ansel, Dominique Ansel Bakery, United States, 2013
Cronut®, Dominique Ansel, Dominique Ansel Bakery, United States, 2013

Care for a taste? Then take a look at this video, produced by FineDiningLovers, which boils down much of the book into a delicious one minute, forty-two second video. 

Did you know, for example, that gelato was first served in egg cups? Or that Dominique Ansel’s Cronut® - that’s a patent donut/croissant hybrid – was named as one of Time Magazine’s best inventions of 2013, alongside the artificial pancreas. 

 

 

 

We can’t claim our new book is quite as indispensable as a synthetic bodily organ, but it has been named as the Times newspaper’s Food Book of the Year, and reveals the closely held secrets behind the world's most iconic recipes - dishes that put restaurants on the map, from antique fine dining and popular classics, to today's most innovative kitchens, both high-end and casual.

 

Gelato, Procopio Cutò, Le Procope, France, 1686
Gelato, Procopio Cutò, Le Procope, France, 1686

Curated by experts and organized chronologically, it's both a landmark cookbook and a fascinating cultural history of dining out. Oh, and it contains plenty of recipes too, so you can remake these dishes, and perhaps add a few signature flourishes of your own. Watch the video here, and, if you like what you see, buy a copy of Signature Dishes That Matter here.

Signature Dishes That Matter


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