Benares Cookbook : Michelin Starred Cooking
Publication Date: 4 June 2015
At Benares the superior service and setting are the height of luxury, but it is the sublime food that truly sets the restaurant apart. Atul Kochhar's unique, world- class cuisine is showcased in this beautiful book of recipes from his Michelin starred kitchen. Here is a constellation of over 80 signature dishes reflecting the excellent food ethos that Atul has created using the best of British produce with his modern Indian style. Every aromatic desire is explored on a journey to the heart of Benares where Atul has captured the essences of chillies, spices, sweets, leaves, zests, oils and perfumes to conceive exotic fusions and dazzling flavours. Across starters, mains desserts, sides and accompaniments, each heavenly taste is a tribute to this master's work. Unforgettable meals might start with original zingy cocktails such as Passion Fruit Chutney Martini or Masala Sour, include the warming heat from Tikki Teen Tarike Se or Tandoori Macchi, and be sweetened by a Rose and Raspberry Bhapa Doi Pistachio Burfi or Jaggery Cake with Peanut Butter Tube and Cumin, Marshmallow and Sugar Cane Ice Cream. This is not the same Atul as seen on TV it's the Atul who has conquered the Michelin world with his expert gastronomy. Be enthralled by Benares!
The Benares Cookbook is the epicurean artefact that the fine dining room deserves. Mike Cooper's rich photographs reveal Atul's shared secrets for delicacy and depth and celebrate the rich colours that his glorious food creates. All the sumptuous recipes and photography are stylishly designed, printed perfectly on silky paper and encased in a majestic cover. This is a benchmark book of lavish production, special finishes and binding- a cookbook to treasure and use to conjure the masterly Michelin spirit in your home.