Author(s): Anne-Sophie Pic
Le Livre Blanc is a glorious celebration of the extraordinary culinary talent that is Anne-Sophie Pic, the only woman in france with three Michelin stars, and is one of the most beautiful cookery books ever published. Presented in a slipcase with a cut-out title, the book is finished with silver-edged paper, three silver ribbons and is printed on three different high-quality paper stocks. Combined with the crystalline photography, the result is stunning. Anne-Siphie Pic has taken the long-established culinary traditions of her family and her country and re-imagined them through a contemporary and exhilarating approach to texture, form and flavour. The book includes 50 recipes that, like those of another culinary inventor, Heston Blumenthal, both inspire and amaze. From foams and emulsions, to working with sous-vide and siphons, the recipes transform the everyday, and the not-so-everyday, into the extraordinary.
ANNE-SOPHIE PIC comes from a long line of illustrious chefs and began her career in the kitchen in 1997. Today she is the only woman in France with three Michelin stars. Her restaurants include Maison Pic in Valence, Bistrot le 7; Scook, a cooking school for amateurs and professionals alike and the two-star Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne. Her most recent venture, La Dame de Pic, opened in Paris in 2012.