Culture of Cuisine: Chef Michael Bennett Writes a Workbook
|Chef Michael Bennett writes a workbook.|
With two Caribbean-influenced cookbooks, In the Land of Misfits, Pirates and Cooks and Underneath a Cloudless Sky, under his belt, Bennett decided to write a book geared to professional chefs and culinary students.
The 140-page Culture of Cuisine is a cross between a textbook and a series of essays from a chef with three decades in the kitchen.
In the book, Bennett gives his thoughts on everything from the changing tides of modern American cuisine to a rundown of chefs who have influenced and changed the dining scene in South Florida.
You'll find no recipes in Culture. Instead, students of cooking will find insider tips for running a restaurant usually not on a culinary school curriculum, like how to design a brand, market yourself, and use social media to spread the word about your restaurant.
QR codes throughout the book unlock chef interviews, websites, and blogs for additional insight into the South Florida cooking scene.
Bennett told Clean Plate Charlie that Culture of Cuisine is actually the first in a three-part series. This first book focuses on chef ideals. Part two will work on techniques, and the third book will tie everything together. The volumes are designed to serve as a nontraditional workbook for up-and-coming chefs.
Culture of Cuisine is $15.95 and available at Amazon.com and local Barnes & Noble stores.
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