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Jordi Cruz
Cook at Home Like a Chef

(Cocina en casa como un chef)

Food & Drink

  • Published: 10/11/2016
  • ISBN: 9788416449507
  • 240 pages

With four Michelin stars, Jordi Cruz is one of the most high-profile chefs in the field today   In this new book, he teaches the theory and practice of the latest trends in gastronomy, both in technique and ingredients. 75 creative recipes are explained step-by-step, revealing methods such as how to use foams to subtly introduce flavors, how to create perfect pairings, how to work with low temperatures, and how to steam cook with added aromas.   A cookbook inspired by traditional cuisine that makes use of the latest techniques to improve flavor, presentation, and bring out all nuances, based on dishes served at the Angle, a Michelin-starred restaurant for everyday dining.

About the author

SPAIN – Jordi Cruz (Manresa, 1978) is a Spanish chef. He received his first Michelin star in November 2004 at 26 years old, making him the youngest chef in Spain and the second youngest worldwide to earn that distinction. From that point on, his reputation only grew, earning 3 more Michelin stars and many other awards.

 

He is currently a member of the jury on the MasterChef España television program, along with Samantha Vallejo-Nágera y Pepe Rodríguez. Appearing on this show has made him a celebrity, appearing in living rooms throughout Spain. Before being chosen for the Spanish version, he was a participant on MasterChef Poland, whose finale took place in the kitchens of the ABaC restaurant, where he is the chef.

 

Otros libros: Cocina con lógica. Técnica y conceptos en la cocina del Estany Clar; Sí, chef. Las recetas de los jueces; Grandes platos para todos los días, El cocinero tenaz and Cocina en casa como un chef

 

Awards: Spanish Haute Cuisine Championship for Young Chefs (San Sebastián, 2002), the International Cooking with Jaén Olive Oil Prize (2003), and the Spanish Championship for Young Values (Marbella, 2003).  Champion of the first edition of the Chef of the Year Contest (CCA), an event in which he is now vice president of the jury (along with chef Martin Berasategui). In May 2010, he took the reigns at the ABaC Restaurant & Hotel, earning it two stars in the prestigious Michelin guide.