Verveine - The Cookbook
The Chef Owner of Verveine, David Wykes, has launched his first cookbook. A work of visual and culinary art, the book is a stunning representation of the inner workings of the mind of the talented but humble chef and author.
To create the book, David has translated numerous notebooks crammed with flavours and ideas into recipes and reference pages to stimulate creative minds. His innovative and fresh approach to cooking feed each page.
“This book is about expanding horizons. It’s a fundamental tool to provide the scope to think differently about food and to try combinations you might never have thought of” explains David Wykes.
Divided simply into ‘Savoury’ and ‘Sweet’ both sections feature recipes, pairings and building blocks with two further subsections dedicated to bread and petit fours. The striking imagery by The Electric Eye Photography, is a glimpse into the level of presentation diners experience at Verveine, David’s restaurant in Milford-on-Sea in Hampshire. In the book, the complex is made simple in the way that the recipes are written with each element of the plate detailed separately. It is then for the reader to pluck elements and combine them inspired by the pairing suggestions.
Verveine is more than a cookbook and with just 1,000 copies produced in the initial print run, it is going to be a race to get a copy ahead of Christmas. The books are available from the restaurant and by mail order, call 01590 642176.
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