Published by Minerva, 2005

Bertrand Raynaud
Photography : Jean-Marie del Moral
Styling : Isabelle Laforge

Assiettes gourmandes

A vibrant cookbook that presents both dishes and tableware.

For Bertrand Raynaud, at the head of the Raynaud china family business, cooking is a passion, just like fine china! Most of all, he loves to cook simple, elegant dishes for his friends and family, carefully prepared down to the smallest detail.

Assiettes Gourmandes is a cookbook that shines a spotlight on presentation, offering plentiful advice on how to serve dishes and decorate tables, to create a unique mood. Each chapter corresponds to a kind of event and decorative theme: smart dinner party, honest home cooking, al fresco dining, relaxed evening with friends, special occasions, family get-togethers.

72 recipes for soups, starters, red and white meat, fish, seafood, side dishes and desserts are presented in these chapters, hitting the right note every time. Jerusalem artichoke soup with bacon and hazelnuts, poached eggs served on finely sliced avocado and beetroot, gambas with avocado and nectarine, rolled sole with banana and cinammon sauce with pine kernels, calf liver with cherries and cinammon, chocolate and sesame biscuits with red onion jelly… Inspired by the author's extensive travels, these delicious, original recipes are as attractive to the eye as they are tantalising to the tongue!


> See also : LA PORCELAINE
Jacqueline Queneau & Bertrand Raynaud's book (La Martinière editions - 2009)