Alex Atala, the owner and chef of the São Paulo restaurant D.O.M has for the last few years been at the forefront of a resurgence in Brazilian cuisine. His fusion of traditional Brazilian fare with European culinary techniques to create a fine dining experience has earned his restaurant the coveted title of ‘Acqua Panna Best Restaurant In South America’ as well as 4th best in the world by the S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
His new book D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients is no ordinary cookbook. An exclusive insight into the world of this extraordinary chef, his relationship with the unique ingredients of his native Brazil and his commitment to sourcing sustainable produce that directly benefits local farmers. Taking over 5 years to complete and showcasing over 60 recipes, the book is not only well written, but also visually stunning accompanied by photography from the world famous food photographer Sérgio Coimbra.
An exhibition of his work is currently being displayed at the Coningsby Art Gallery until the 13th December and entry is free. Copies of his book are available for purchase at the gallery or on the Phaidon website.
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