A necessary companion for the vegetarian elite, “In the Kitchen with Alain Passard” is available from Amazon and Chronicle Books. The cover of the new English translation of In the Kitchen with Alain Passard by writer-illustrator Christophe Blain depicts the master chef’s. For the comic book fan-foodie – In the Kitchen with Alain Passard: Inside the World (and Mind) of a Master Chef by Christophe Blain. The first.

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I also accept and agree to be bound by Postmedia’s Terms and Conditions with respect to my use of the Site and I have read and understand Postmedia’s Privacy Statement. The illustrations appear simple and gestural, but bring a lot of character to the cooks and the process of cooking. Available in English for the very first time, In the Kitchen with Alain Passard is the first graphic novel to enter the kitchen of a master chef.

Not that — I imagine after having inhaled enough burnt tobacco leaves! Share Adjust Comment Print. It’s a thrill just to be in the kitchens and fields with these masters and eavesdrop on their wisdom.

Een strip toont wat je met beeld meer kan dan met woorden; Een heerlijke bundel verhalen uit de keuken van Alain Passard, de kok zelf die overloopt van passie, de dagdagelijkse werking van een grootkeuken, de tekenaar die zich laat gaan aan het eten dat Alain Passard hem voorschotelt. I taste it raw. Agree with others about the beets–too many beets. This irresistible hardcover combines a portrait of an amazing chef, an inside look at his creative process, and a humorous riff on fine dining culture—plus fifteen recipes for the home kitchen—in one haute cuisine comic book for foodies!

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Christo If you’ve ever watched one of those Food Network shows what, you mean you’ve never sat in a dentist’s waiting room or randomly flipped hotel channels while your bathroom was occupied? I have mixed feelings about graphic novels but this one I found to be fascinating. That I did not expect from a cuisine so infatuated with meat, but as we are more or less vegan at home, it made me stop and consider the recipes as potential dinner alternatives.


This is a perfect mix between a comic book and a cook book.

In the Kitchen with Alain Passard

Please enter your email below, and we’ll send you a new code to reset your password. I liked the graphic novel format, as I think it really added to a deeper and more interesting account of what Blain learned from Passard and all things related to his kitchen.

Lists with This Book. The simplest of these involves slicing fresh strawberries lengthwise and rolling them in crushed berlingots, strewn across a plate highlit with olive oil sprinkles. It did, admittedly, make me hungry, but withh expected you to accept a notion of haute cuisine that’s fairly foreign to most readers hopefully?

Passard is the other crucial element here, the book hinges on his personality and rapport with Blain and while he perpetuates a few kirchen the stereotypical chef characteristics: What I love is Passard’s scholastic passion towards using not only the freshest food, but growing it in the ideal environment. It may just be a tossed off aside at the end of a recipe, but I really felt like I got a sense of the man and his cooking. But I found it a very satisfying and interesting book. The thing that really carries it for me is that you get a good insight into Passard’s character and philosophy.

Refresh and try again. Made me hungry for fancy food.

I think what struck me most was Passard’s aesthetic outlook, and the humane way he approaches food and cooking. Passard’s descriptions of presenting food, tasting food, cooking it, and later in the book, all about growing it. Voor iedereen die een goed beeldverh Ik heb de UK versie van dit boek gelezen, een fantastisch boek. Could have done better.

Passard throws out his share of pretentious nonsense. Das Comicformat bietet dabei eine interessante Perspektive. Even when not met with impossible ingredients purple basil, acacia honey, a langoustine or tools an eggshell topper — a specialized saw that cleanly shears off the tops of shells while leaving the remainder intact and unmolestedreproducing his methodology requires years of experience, practice, and a gourmet’s instincts. You can always change the information you share with us by editing your profile.


I really enjoyed this book! It’s wuth different approach than what most Americans would find on the traditional cooking show, but an approach that is welcome and needed.

You must verify your email address before signing in. Posted by Zainab at But the work didn’t really grab me, maybe in part because the chef comes across as insufferable and self-satisfied.

In the Kitchen with Alain Passard: Inside the World (and Mind) of a Master Chef

You know, one of those whose plot and title is something like, “The Ramen Whisperer. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Voor iedereen die een goed beeldverhaal kan smaken en graag kookt, een parel. The information below will be used to optimize the content and make ads across the network more relevant to you. Envy Christophe Blain, getting to work closely with Passard for 3 years – observing the inner workings of the kitchen, visiting the country gardens, questioning the great man, and, of course, getting to eat phenomenal food.

How best to cater to both without risking alienation? Jan 11, Ame rated it it was amazing Shelves: Wait for the instructions to arrive in your inbox 3. Because the turnip feels at home there We’ve sent you an email with instructions to create a new password.

The book presents a portrait of the cuisine-artist as a series of vignettes, capturing the chef and his staff alternately creating and opining on their creative process, all interspersed with implausible recipes.

And I say, ‘Ah, passadd. Trivia About In the Kitchen Wi I am pretty sure drink was involved. Close is a division of Postmedia inc.