Manresa: An Edible Reflection by David Kinch

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Read Manresa: An Edible Reflection Online Free - The long-awaited cookbook by one of the San Francisco Bay Area's star chefs, David Kinch, who has revolutionized restaurant culture with his take on the farm-to-table ethic and focus on the terroir of the Northern California coast. 

Since opening Manresa in Los Gatos in 2002, Kinch has done more to create a sense of place through his food—specifically where the Santa Cruz Mountains meet the sea—than any other chef on the West Coast.

The restaurant’s thought-provoking dishes and unconventional pairings draw on techniques both traditional and modern that combine with the heart of the Manresa experience: fruits and vegetables. Through a pioneering collaboration between farm and restaurant, nearby Love Apple Farms supplies nearly all of the restaurant’s exquisite produce. Manresa is an ode to the mountains, fields, and sea; it shares the philosophies and passions of a brilliant chef whose restaurant draws its inspiration globally, while always keeping a profound connection to the people, producers, and bounty of the land that surrounds it.

Title : Manresa: An Edible Reflection
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ISBN : 1607743973
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 336 pages


Miriam rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 21, 2015

Although this restaurant is nearly in the Bay Area I hadn't heard of it until I was discussing Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine with someone who described it as the closest California equivalent. I can see the comparison. Both chefs create unusual, extremely elaborate dishes with a focus on...

Rosann rated it ★★★☆☆

January 26, 2014

A beautifully made book. The photos are gorgeous, the package lush. The story behind the creation of the chef and his unique restaurant is well written. Unlike most 'cookbooks' I did not finish this book with plans to recreate any of his dishes. They seemed too much like a spectator sport than an...

Diane rated it ★★★★★

July 17, 2017

Beautifully photographed and nicely written. This book is not for me as a home cook as I don't have the techniques required and am not willing to source the ingredients, but it delicious look at and read.

Darren rated it ★★★★★

January 14, 2014

This reviewer must confess a smidgeon of ignorance by not recognising the author, who is apparently one of the San Francisco Bay Area's star chefs who has become known for how he has "…revolutionised restaurant culture with his take on the farm-to-table ethic and focus on the terroir of the North...

Anita rated it ★★★★★

January 05, 2014

Very much a coffee table cookbook — swoon-worthy photographs of culinary delights— but also filled with great thoughts on food philosophy, renowned chef David Kinch's own story (laced with hedonism, but also some profound insights), and the tale of one of the best restaurants in California as wel...

Sascha rated it ★★★★★

November 09, 2013

I very rarely write reviews, and even less frequently for cookbooks. But this book by chef David Kinch is a remarkable piece of food and life philosophy, and the expression of a very focused life. Despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of the recipes are not going to happen in my patheti...

Pixie rated it ★★★★☆

August 06, 2015

4.5 stars. Although I would never be able to afford to eat there (but would definitely want to!), and would not make the complicated recipes, they were very inspiring, and photographed beautifully. This guy is "living the dream," or maybe I should say the woman with whom he contracted to create a...

Mary rated it ★★★★☆

February 10, 2014

One of the most difficult cookbooks I've ever owned and that's saying something. I won't be able to make almost anything from here. There are a few recipes that are "simple", an omelet with truffles, for example, but I don't think there is any recipe that does not require special ingredients. I h...

Mimicha rated it ★★★★☆

February 10, 2015

This book was interesting in perspective, to what food means to Kinch. It was well written with interesting little stories about the restaurant, geography, farms, and actual food items. The pictures were beautiful. I learned a lot about what Manresa is and how every little detail is purposeful an...

Janet rated it ★★★★☆

April 19, 2014

I love the approach this restaurant has to food--incredibly fresh food from a farm 12 miles away. I will never attempt any of the recipes in this book, but it's beautiful. And I hope to save up some bucks so I can dine at Manresa one day soon.

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