Spoon PR is embracing the back-to-school spirit with a reading list of new cookbooks to devour including a title from Sydney’s Head Boy Bill Granger, some experiments in the kitchen to try out courtesy of Dr Nathan Myhrvold’s new cookbook Modernist Cuisine at Home and an insightful lesson in contemporary art and design to contemplate with Massimo Bottura’s soon-to-re-launch Osteria Francescana.
Spoon HQ team
Sarah, Alice, Ailsa and Lorenza
Introducing Bill Granger’s tenth cookbook… Easy
As always, Australian food writer and restaurateur Bill Granger has been busy. Following the launch of his London restaurant, Granger & Co, last November and another new restaurant in Tokyo in April, this autumn sees the release of his tenth book, Easy.
Designed for those who want to put delicious, healthy dishes on the table without too much fuss or ado, Easy is a collection of simple, relaxed recipes inspired by his favourite everyday ingredients. From making a meal around one fabulous piece of cheese to working wonders with a simple can of beans, Bill offers 100 fantastically achievable mid-week dishes.
Easy by Bill Granger, (Collins, £20)
Osteria Francescana reopens September 5th 2012
“In my future there is always more future”
On September 5th 2012 the doors to Italy’s best restaurant*, the 3 star Osteria Francescana will reopen following a month of renovation and innovation, unveiling Massimo Bottura’s two greatest passions- contemporary art and avant garde cuisine.
Both the restaurant’s interior and exterior have been entirely restructured with a new entrance crafted in collaboration with Italian luxury goods house Bottega Veneta, and lighting designer Davide Groppi. A completely new 4 meter vaulted ceiling dining room with an adjacent private dining room for 12 will join the coffered wood main dining room.
Ironic and iconic pieces from Massimo Bottura’s private contemporary art collection, including Maurizio Cattelan’s “Tourists”; three stuffed Venetian pigeons, Gavin Turk’s “garbage bag” and Jonathan Borofsky’s “half a sailboat painting” will join the restaurant’s existing collection of international artworks.
More information on the new design at Osteria Francescana plus photographs will follow shortly.
Osteria Francescana is closed for Saturday lunch and all day on Sunday. Reservations are essential.
*according to the World’s 50 Best Restaurants List 2012
Modernist Cuisine at Home comes to the UK
Following the success of their internationally acclaimed six volume cooking tome, Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, we are ecstatic to be working on Dr Nathan Myhrvold and co-author Maxime Bilet’s second title, Modernist Cuisine at Home.
Modernist Cuisine at Home is destined to set a new standard for home cookbooks, taking some of the key concepts and cooking techniques introduced in Modernist Cuisine but making them accessible for home cooks in ordinary kitchens who may not keep a homogenizer or cryogenic freezer next to the toaster.
With forewords from both Martha Stewart and Thomas Keller, and over 400 all-new recipes showing how to sous-vide in a kitchen sink and create the perfect steak using a picnic cooler, Modernist Cuisine at Home is a must for home cooks and aspiring master chefs alike.
Available 8th October 2012