Core : Clare Smyth

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An exclusive insight into the work and mind of the highly acclaimed chef Clare Smyth and her three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Core by Clare Smyth, in London's Notting Hill

Clare Smyth's food is of superlative elegance and redefines modern British cuisine. Through Core's dishes, Smyth shares stories of ingenuity, nostalgia and humour while at the same time showcasing outstanding produce from a collective of trusted suppliers, who like the team at Core, are dedicated and committed to excellence. This much-anticipated debut book includes 60 key recipes served at Core as well 70 other useful recipes for basics including stocks, sauces and breads, and tells the fascinating story of Smyth's journey and philosophy that led to her opening and running one of the finest restaurants in the world.

Specifications:

  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 290 × 250 mm (11 3/8 × 9 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 256 pp
  • Illustrations: 125 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838664060

Clare Smyth MBE grew up in Northern Ireland and went on to become the first and only British female chef to hold three Michelin stars in the UK, and the fourth British chef in history to receive the honour. Smyth is the chef owner of Core by Clare Smyth which opened in 2017. Clare was named the 'World's Best Female Chef' by the World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2018. In 2021, Core by Clare Smyth received three stars in the Michelin Guide, having opened just over three years before. It holds a 10/10 score in the Good Food Guide and 5/5 AA rosettes. Smyth has trained in some of the most celebrated kitchens in the world and was formerly Chef Patron of Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.

Kieran Morris is a highly regarded feature writer who specialises in long-form features, profiles, interviews and essays.

'Exquisitely beautiful' - Lauren Laverne, Desert Island Discs, BBC Radio 4

'Offers a great opportunity to learn more from a chef that champions British produce with simplicity and elegance.' - Fine Dining Lovers

'This is one of those cookbooks you'll debate whether to store on a shelf… or on the coffee table. Clare Smyth's food is of superlative elegance and redefines modern British cuisine.' - Andrew Zimmern

'Clare Smyth is as uncompromising in her dedication to perfection as she is in her pursuit to define modern British cuisine. Not often is a chef able to capture the essence of a Michelin three-star restaurant so thoroughly: from its philosophy of 'informal luxury' to the origin stories behind each of its carefully composed dishes. Core will continue to inform our profession for years to come.' - Thomas Keller, Chef/Proprietor, The French Laundry