Author Eric Kayser and Yair Yosefi, Photographs by Clay McLachlan
Inspired by the hearty and nutritious ingredients that he uses in his bakeries, Éric Kayser has created 50 new recipes that celebrate "superfood" ingredients such as whole grains (wheat, rye, oats), seeds (sesame, sunflower, poppy), dried fruit (prunes, raisins, figs), and nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, pine nuts). Kayser includes both sweet and savory recipes that will dazzle your taste buds: try chestnut, apricot, and pistachio bread; mussels in a lime-and-beer sauce; or eggplant caviar drizzled with sesame oil—the options for delicious and balanced meals are endless! Kayser’s fresh approach to cooking offers nutritious, flavorful dishes that are simple and enjoyable to prepare, for experienced chefs and fledgling cooks alike. His recipes are a fresh and easy take on French cuisine today.
About The Author
Eric Kayser is a fourth-generation Parisian baker. His inherited flair for traditional French bread and pastries has resulted in thirty bakeries around the world. He has previously published Beyond the Bread Basket (Flammarion, 2008) and Sweet and Savory Tarts (Flammarion, 2007). Chef Yaïr Yosefi was born in Tel-Aviv. He spent the past ten years working in some of the finest restaurants in Israel and France and is currently an independent consulting chef. He contributed to Beyond the Bread Basket. Clay McLachlan’s photographs have been featured in Beyond the Bread Basket as well as in major magazines including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, Gourmet, and Wine Spectator.