Edible Satire: French Cuisine With a Twist Book


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This lavishly photographed and sophisticated cookbook/restaurant/food almanac, by chef-extraordinaire Isadora Chai, delves into Chai's satirical, experimental recipes behind each menu creation that comprises her famed themed degustations, which occur each month at her hole-in the-wall restaurant, Bistro a Table, in Kuala Lumpur.

Through the pages of this extraordinary and beautifully designed book, resplendent with stunning photography, Isadora Chai explores a gastro gourmand's take on a delicious array of superbly satirical but infinitely edible recipes. If the degustations at her own little hole-in-the-wall, Bistro à Table in Kuala Lumpur, were constantly driven to be out of the box, furthering the mantra, Edible Satire looks to turning the box inside out.

Chai presents a wide range of dishes directly reversed, such as the Reversed Sushi and the Reversed Root Beer Float, where the proportions of the components and the composition of well-known dishes are reversed. And then to take a step further, the courses are also served in a similarly reversible fashion. Intrigued? This book is a spectacular snapshot of a culinary expert whose star continues to rise.

Book Features:

  • Provides an almanac of the degustation - appreciative tasting of various foods - menus that have featured in the past at the chef's own venue, Bistro à Table, which remains the only restaurant in Malaysia to have themed degustation dinners every month
  • Presents lavishly photographed dishes, accompanied by a set of experimental recipes for each of Isadora Chai's degustation menus, which showcase her originality, sophistication, and innovative qualities
  • Recipes are expertly set out with incredible attention to detail of each specific element on the plate, and include international cuisines, spectacular desserts, and other delectable dishes
  • 150 colour images

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