Spending a year in Paris has been one of my most luscious adventures so far.
Since then, of course, I am seizing the chances to come back, to amble over markets, look through the colorful vitrines of Pâtisseries, nip at red wine glasses and discover more of this fabulous cuisine, that I like so much.
Coming back this time was caused by a very special reason: the making of the beautiful cookbook of incredible Chef Cathleen Clarity.
12 chapters, 12 menus and 12 stories, every single one so delicious and special in its own way: there were ladies giggling at a light spring lunch, friends dancing at a fireside appetizer evening, shoes polished for a "star restaurant dinner" and skateboards parked in the entrance, when the teens came for lunch.
Here are some of my favorite shots from the book, I hope it will bring you as much pleasure as I had capturing its moments and recipes.
Thank you Cathleen for this beautiful project and the wonderful time we spent, Amanda Jane Jones for giving it the perfect final touch with your design, and of course Callwey, for trusting us so blindly.
Grilled and raw salmon bites with citrus vinaigrette, Chicken breast rolls stuffed with fresh seasonal herbs and french green vegetables in pistachio pesto, cardamom custard and caramel covered green grapes from the chapter "ladies lunch".
Carpaccio of Maigre with fresh lime and Salicorn Emulsion, French vanilla ice cream macaron with fresh mango from the chapter "fresh from the sea"
Allspice roasted Duck breast with bitter orange duck jus, fig and red grape galette with gingerbread spice whipped cream from the chapter "autumn harvest"
I am giving away 3 copies of this book. Winners will be chosen (out of all the comments) on Friday! And if you are not one of the lucky ones, it is now available in bookstores and also here (unfortunately only in german so far but I will keep you updated)