DOMINIQUE CRENN is the first American woman chef to earn two Michelin stars. Raised in France, Chef Crenn opened her restaurant, Atelier Crenn, in San Francisco. She has appeared on the Today show, Iron Chef America, The Next Iron Chef, and Top Chef.
"Crenn's book is to dining at her restaurant what an annotated copy of Hamlet is to seeing the play per formed for the first time." --EATER.com
"Atelier Crenn perfectly captures the creativity, talent, and taste of Dominique Crenn. At Atelier Crenn, she balances her French DNA and true American passion for ingredients that are local and sustainably raised and farmed. Crenn's talent lies in her ability to express a delicate, original, and genuine voice in contemporary Californian haute cuisine."--Daniel Boulud, Chef/Owner, Daniel "To dine at Dominique Crenn's atelier is to take a delightful surprise-filled stroll through her world, Brittany and California, seacoast and forest and farm, her impressions translated into delicious tableaux by means of the modern cook's full range of tools and techniques. Atelier Crenn is a fascinating window into the life, thought, and painstaking craft of one of our most accomplished chefs."--Harold McGee, author of On Food and Cooking "Dominique Crenn quite literally puts poetry on a plate every day at Atelier Crenn--she's a fantastically talented chef who has already contributed a great deal to the rich culinary history of the Bay Area. This book is the story of her food, finding her voice as a chef, and her culinary philosophy, all of which will surely inspire readers to turn their own kitchens into ateliers."--Nathan Myhrvold, coauthor of Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking and Modernist Cuisine at Home, author of The Photography of Modernist Cuisine "Dominique Crenn's creativity and passion shine in this gorgeous book that showcases her unique cuisine. I am happy to have her as a friend!"--Elena Arzak, Chef and co-director, Restaurant Arzak