While Ferran Adrià is better known for his innovative and ground breaking gastronomic creations, this highly anticipated new book reveals, for the first time, his secrets for creating delicious, seasonal, and simple home cooked meals.
The Family Meal’s mouth-watering recipes are inspired by the dishes eaten by the staff of Ferran’s restaurant, the legendary elBulli, four-time recipient of the World’s Best Restaurant Award. Every day at 6pm, Ferran’s team stops what they are doing to sit down to eat a three-course dinner together - this is known as the ‘family meal’.
Featuring 31 meals (each made up of 3 recipes) and providing the quantities of ingredients needed for servings of 2, 6, 20 and 75 people, this book is a great way to pick up new ideas whether you are cooking at home or in a restaurant.
'Deliciously hearty, the recipes in The Family Meal have nothing to do with the avant-garde for which elBulli is known, and the amply illustrated book explains them in an accessible, storyboard form.' Financial Times Weekend Magazine 'easy to follow and beautiful to look at' 'The 50 Best Cookbooks' The Independent 'A home cookbook from El Bulli? Surely such a thing has to be a piece of culinary mischief. [...] And yet Ferran Adria, the restaurant's owner and creative genius, has just published a collection of recipes made regularly at El Bulli which even a modestly talented cook could attempt with confidence. ... the whole feel of the book is resolutely down-to-earth, with detailed shopping lists, step-by-step photographs for each recipe, and a timed work schedule for each menu.There are even instructions for how to boil an egg.' Mail on Sunday Wonderful...good straightforward cooking. The New York Times I've never been so excited about such a simple [Noodle Soup with Mussels]: cooking and eating it crystalized what is unique and wonderful about Mr. Adria's book...I learned an enormous amount about cooking from a master of the trade. The Wall Street Journal This is the type of traditional food Ferran loves. VOGUE