Author: John Williams
About the book:
The Ritz London: The Cookbook is the first book to celebrate recipes of the dishes served today, at lunch and at dinner. The book features 100 delicious recipes, such as Roast Scallops Bergamot & Avocado, Saddle of Lamb Belle Epoque and Grand Marnier Souffle, and is divided into the four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. The recipes reflect the glorious opulence and celebratory ambience of The Ritz; seasonal dishes of fish, shellfish, meat, poultry and game. Desserts include pastries, mousses, ice creams and spectacular, perfectly-risen souffles. There are recipes that are simple and others for the more ambitious cook, plus helpful tips to guide you at home. Along the way, John Williams shares his culinary philosophy and expertise. For any cook who has wondered how they do it at The Ritz, this book will provide the answers. There will be plenty of entertaining tales about the hotel and unique glimpses of London's finest kitchen beneath ground.
About the author:
Executive Chef, John Williams has overseen The Ritz restaurant since 2004. The son of a Tyneside fisherman, today he is one of the most respected chefs in Britain. He is a humble man who, as a teenage chef, came from England's north-east to London, propelled by an ambition to cook for 'very special people'. That dream has long been realised: John's food is relished by royalty, and savoured by presidents and prime ministers. His career includes seventeen years in the kitchens of Claridge's. John has received numerous honours during his time at The Ritz, including a Michelin star (in 2016), an MBE and a Chevalier de l'Ordre du Merite Agricol (the first British chef to receive such an honour).
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