Au Pied de Cochon - The Album: A Cookbook from the Celebrated Restaurant

Paperback | March 26, 2008

byMartin PicardIntroduction byAnthony Bourdain

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Mouth-watering recipes and the larger-than-life history of one of Montreal's most inspired and adventurous restaurants.

Martin Picard is a fantastically talented chef, a friend, an inspiration," writes Anthony Bourdain in his introduction. "Au Pied de Cochon is simply one of my favourite restaurants on the planet-and the Rabelesian Martin Picard one of my favourite chefs."

In this sumptuous album, Picard brings together fifty-five of his restaurant's recipes. Eschewing culinary fads, he pairs rustic comfort foods like stick-to-your-ribs poutine with a decadent slab of foie gras. There's no calorie-counting here: other over-the-top delicacies include Foie Gras Pizza, Venison "Chinese Pie" and, true to the restaurant's name, Braised Pigs' Feet.

But this is no ordinary cookbook. Recounting the wild story of the restaurant's beginnings and its passionate crew, the pages are imbued with Picard's exacting vision and illustrated with more than 600 photos and 50 original illustrations. Au Pied de Cochon is a celebration of pure cooking and pure indulgence from a kitchen where, in Bourdain's words, all is "delicious, pleasurable and true-and where too much of a good thing is never enough."

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Mouth-watering recipes and the larger-than-life history of one of Montreal's most inspired and adventurous restaurants.Martin Picard is a fantastically talented chef, a friend, an inspiration," writes Anthony Bourdain in his introduction. "Au Pied de Cochon is simply one of my favourite restaurants on the planet-and the Rabelesian Mart...

Martin Picard is the chef and proprietor of Au Pied de Cochon, one of Canada's most original and wildly popular restaurants, and of the Cabane a Sucre, a seasonal restaurant located on 130 acres of maple bush in Saint-Benoit-de-Mirabel in the Laurentian Mountains. He has been a professional chef since the 1990s, has worked with renowne...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 12.5 × 9.31 × 0.84 inPublished:March 26, 2008Publisher:Douglas And McIntyre (2013) Ltd.Language:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Anthony Bourdain *Au Pied de Cochon--"Temple of Lard" Martin Picard--Au Pied de Cochon Of Pals and Pigs A Key Factor: Staff Cohesion Workplace Decor Happy Pigs -Pigs' feet -Foie Gras Stuffed Pigs' Feet *PDC Favourites Foie Gras Fois Gras Poutine -Foie Gras Poutine -Foie Gras Hamburger -PDC "Hot Doy" -Foie Gras Pizza -PDC Bread -French Onion Soup -Duck in a Can -La Coupe PDC -Boudin Maison -Salted Foie Gras Tart -Lamb Shank Confit Two Major Influences -Uni (Sea Urchin Gonads) in Their Shells -White Asparagus Salad -Elena's Copper Paste -Elena and Stefano's Cotechino *Holiday Tradition Roll Up Your Sleeves Going with the Flow In the Weeds You Finish--You Eat--You Start Over -Pigs' Feet Meatball Ragoût -Cipaille -Tourtière de Ville -Beans and Meatballs -Chicken Pie -Vielle Poule in Red Wine Sauce -Andrew Stairs' Guinea Hen *Something to Dip Into Sweet Ambassador -Oreilles de Crisse -PDC Paper Cone -"Ploye" à Champlain -Pork and Beans -Maple Pigs' Feet -Maple Ice Cream with Cotton Candy -Pets de soeur -Lyne's Maple Tart -Caroline's Pouding Chômeur *Fish Story Ghislain Cyr--Larger than Life A Typical Day in the Magdalen Islands Moratorium--Sustainable Development--Local Economy The PDC's Summer Milk Run -PDC Monster Lobster -Lobster Roll -Stuff Pig's Stomach -Winter Flounder with Sauce Vierge -Smoked Mackerel -Foie Gras Maki -Salmon Cake -Fish & Chips Illustrated Platters *Hog Wild Harvest From the Earth to the Plate Family Mondays -Canned Tomatoes -PDC Condiments -Zucchini Flower Tempura -PDC Mashed Potatoes -Tomato Tart -Pumpkin Soup -PDC Pot-au-Feu *Red Venison -Pickled Venison Tongue -Venison Tongue in Tarragon Sauce -Venison Carpaccio -Venison Tartare -Venison Champvallon -Venison Spare Ribs -Venison "Chinese Pie" *The Hunt Martin the Hunter (by Stéphane Aquin) Still Life *The Divine Bottle Birth of a Wine Cellar Martin Picard and Philippe Poitras Discuss Wines Drinking Directly at the Source Some of the Wines at the PDC PDC Food Porn *Here's to You All! The Formula 1 Weekend Les Vins de Vienne One Last Bottle Before the Last Continent Beggar's Banquet Fast Food for Slow Food A McAuslan Brunch An Event in Himself--Anthony Bourdain Italian-Style Dim Sum A Wedding at the PDC Marc Séguin's Studio Acknowledgements

Editorial Reviews

"Martin Picard is a fantastically talented chef, a friend, an inspiration. Au Pied de Cochon is simply one of my favourite restaurants on the planet-and the Rabelesian Martin Picard one of my favourite chefs." - Anthony Bourdain, author of The Nasty Bits and No Reservations "There's no question that Picard's irrepressible genius forms the nucleus of his Montreal restaurant, but more than anything, Au Pied de Cochon: The Album is a testament to the remarkable culture that has been generated over the last five years by Picard in collaboration with his skilled and imaginative équipe." - Gourmet Magazine a 'must-reads for the food-obsessed' "[this] whimsically illustrated cookbook is a spirited tribute to all things fatty,porky, ducky and starchy" - Food & Wine "…a publishing phenomenon…an unconventional cookbook…But it's a serious cookbook, full of professional insights" - The New York Times