THE CENTER OF THE PLATE: Recipe and Menu Genesis: A Culinary Guide
This manual is a collection of ideas meant to stimulate the imagination of one's culinary soul. It is designed as a tool of inspiration for those days when creating that gastronomic masterpiece or even tonight's family dinner is coming a bit too slowly. Though in this manual there are no recipes to fall back on, it is meant to be the launch pad of invention - better known as The Center of the Plate! We all have days when that mental spark needed to ignite formulas for original dishes is fleeting, and mustering energy for the process feels like one enormous struggle. But toil no longer! The Center of the Plate is based on Chef Robert Saia's recipe development and balance philosophy: "RECIPE AND MENU GENESIS." It includes resourceful flow charts that will enable you to effectively bring to life your unique and tantalizing vision of gourmet delights. It's the ultimate cheat sheet, the mother of all "how-to" cooking instructions, giving you the final word in developing your own new and exciting recipes from its library of insightful meal development information and fabulous food ideas. Companion apps are available to provide easy reference on portable devices.