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Working the Plate

Feast your eyes.
Long awaited by professional chefs, this groundbreaking guide to food presentation will also delight and inspire culinary students and sophisticated home cooks. Acclaimed food writer and culinary producer Christopher Styler describes seven distinctive plating styles, from Minimalist to Naturalist to Dramatic, with several striking examples of every genre. Each plating suggestion is accompanied by clear instructions along with color photos of step-by-step techniques and finished plates. Complete with essays on plating from ten leading chefs and recipes for the dishes featured, this book is a work of art in itself--a must for the kitchen shelf.
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Table of Contents

Introduction. The Minimalist. The Architect. The Artist. Contemporary European Style. Asian Influences. The Naturalist. Dramatic Flair. Desserts: Classic and Contemporary. Painting the Plate: Sauces and Techniques for Finishing Plates. Index.

About the Author

Christopher Styler is a renowned chef, a cookbook author, and the culinary producer of several TV programs, including Daisy Cooks!, Lidia's Italian Table, and Julia and Jacques: Cooking at Home. He has appeared on numerous network shows and written for leading publications.


"...this is no ordinary is a compilation of ideas" (Library Journal, October 15, 2006) "Professional and home cooks...can take culinary presentation to the next level by learning the secrets of contemporary food styling." (Cakes & Sugarcraft, Autumn 2007) "Professional and home cooks who are passionate about food can take culinary presentation to the next level..." (Inspired by Food, Summer 2008)

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