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elBulli 2005: the best book of the best restaurant
Written by the Adriá brothers (Albert and Ferrán) and Juli Soler, this is a journey through the best restaurant of the world via its 2005 culinary creations. Published by RBA, the 365-page book maintains a very professional and technical approach, but it has a didactic side with plenty of practical suggestions. Another feature of the work are the masterful photographs by Francesc Guillamet. The edition includes a 2-hour CD-ROM where some of the recipes are explained.
 
Nobu Hoy: the Japanese kitchen
Nobuyuki Matsuhisa is one of the current top chefs. He was trained as sushi chef at the Matsuei Sushi restaurant in Tokyo. Published by RBA, the 256 pages of Nobu Hoy are a tour through the essence of the Japanese cuisine, which aims for natural and light dishes.
 
Sergio Portrait: a portrait of talent
With two Michelin stars, Sergio Hermann has revolutionized cuisine in Holland. His publication is in two volumes: Sergio Portrait and Sergio Catalogue. In the first, he speaks about his life as chef. It has 48 pages illustrated with black and white pictures. The second is a picture album without any text where the originality of his creations can be seen in 136 pages. Recipes are included in the notebook Sergio Manual.
 
 


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