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"Whenever I see that Dos Equis commercial - ''the most interesting
man in the world'' - I always think, no, that''s not true. The most
interesting man in the world is Alex Atala." - David Chang
"A cuisine unlike anything I''ve ever had in my life." - Daniel
Humm, Eleven Madison Mark
"I believe that cuisine is the most important link between nature
and culture." - Alex Atala
At D.O.M. in Sao Paulo, widely regarded as one of the world''s best
restaurants, you won''t find the traditional staples of fine dining
on the menu. For the past 15 years, acclaimed chef Alex Atala - a
native of Brazil and the only chef named one
ofTIMEmagazine''s 100 Most Influential People in the World
in 2013 - has refused to import any ingredients traditionally found
in the European kitchens where he once trained. Instead, Atala
scours the lush bounty of the Amazon for indigenous produce and
proteins, crafting a cuisine that is steeped in classical
techniques yet distinctly and uniquely Brazilian.
D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredientsis Atala''s
first major cookbook. Here, he offers an in-depth look at the
products and creative process that make up his innovative cuisine.
The book features 65 recipes such as Fresh Heart of Palm with
Scallops and Coral Sauce; Lightly Toasted Black Rice with Green
Vegetables and Brazil Nut Milk; Lamb Hind Shanks with Yam Puree and
Pitanga; and Priprioca, Lime, and Banana Ravioli. 150 stunning
color photographs bring each dish to life and reveal the lush,
vibrant landscapes of Atala''s Brazil. The result is an immersive
experience that transports readers into the streets of Sao Paulo
and the rain forests of Amazon. Also featuring an introduction by
chef Alain Ducasse,D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian
Ingredientsexplores the mind of one of the world''s best chefs
as he captures flavors that can be found nowhere else in the world.