Full of Flavor
How to Create Like a Chef
Published April 16th 2013
Size 8.3 x 9.4 inches
Ever wondered how chefs seem to know instinctively how to put certain ingredients together? Renowned London chef Maria Elia is know for her flair for flavor, and now she gives us a rare insight into how a chef thinks and creates.
This book is organized around 18 of her favorite ingredients and shows you how to adapt the over 100 recipes to suit your palate or the season. From a Vitello Tonnato Burger to Green Olive Gnocchi with Wilted Greens, Maria's recipes will give you confidence in the kitchen and get your creative juices flowing.
Maria Elia grew up in the kitchen of her Greek Cypriot father's restaurant in Richmond, London, and has worked in Italy, the US, Australia, and Bangkok. She was head chef at Delfina and the Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room and executive chef at Joe's in South Kensington. She has earned 2 AA rosettes and a Michelin recommendation. Maria is currently overseeing and designing the menu at Jimmy's at The Landing Resort in Lake Tahoe with her eclectic Californian Greek cuisine.