The Creative Chef Collection: a series of portraits of master chefs. Cookbooks in general are only concerned with results, with instructions for dishes that are the sum of the chef’s experience and creativity. The Creative Chef Collection will go further: each volume will explore the personality of one particular chef through his origins, identity and philosophy; it will also reveal how drive, creativity and inspiration unite to form a unique culinary signature.
A truly creative chef does not merely satisfy appetite: he provides nourishment for the soul. He touches his guests with his creations, links his story to theirs and is inspired by the world beyond the kitchen. Creative, inspired and open.
The Creative Chef Collection believes that they deserve to be heard in their own right.
The Creative Chef Collection presents: Jeroen Achtien
Jeroen Achtien is the chef of Sens restaurant in the Swiss town of Vitznau, the creator of a cuisine whose daring originality redefines and enlarges current concepts of gastronomy.
On the shores of the enchanting Vierwaldstättersee, in the shade of mighty Alpine peaks, this sorcerer’s apprentice from the Netherlands reveals why he is one of Europe's greatest up-and-coming culinary talents. He carefully assembles his dishes, each a marvellous balance of superior flavours and innovatory techniques, into menus that are equally original, inspired, elegant and appetising.
This is not a cookbook. It is the culinary diary of a unique talent, an account of his journey to date, and an inventory of the experiences, inspirations and innovations that will come to surprise his guests in future years. This is the Creative Chef Collection.
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