Cooking to the image

Book Review: Cooking to the Image: A Plating Handbook

By Elaine Sikorski

In a way, the plate acts as a frame for culinary art. This very detailed, very serious book is a guide to making that frame perfect.

As the expectations of diners have changed throughout the years, so has the look of the food coming out of the kitchen.

From Escoffier to Nouvelle Cuisine to fusion and New American styles, this book takes you through the hows, whys and wheres of creating a stunning plate.

It’s written for chefs, not

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