A necessary companion for the vegetarian elite, “In the Kitchen with Alain Passard” is available from Amazon and Chronicle Books. The cover of the new English translation of In the Kitchen with Alain Passard by writer-illustrator Christophe Blain depicts the master chef’s. For the comic book fan-foodie – In the Kitchen with Alain Passard: Inside the World (and Mind) of a Master Chef by Christophe Blain. The first.

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Some of the book is a bit snobbish for my taste about serious restaurant culture. That’s purely amazing and beautiful.

It’s a mixture of recipes by Passard, and the comics by Blain showing the recipes being prepared. Just check out the bottom left panel on page 65, of Chef Alain working on a camping stove at night on his farm in Normandy: With simple yet sublime drawings and thousands of colorful passare, this book gives the reader an inside, uncensored look at the world of Passard, who shocked the food universe in by removing meat from the menu at his celebrated Paris restaurant, Ktichen, and dedicating himself to serving vegetables from his own organic farms.

Also, I wonder how true this all is.

All is done with the trademark ease of Blain, the only one as far as I’m concerned, to rival Joann Sfar as the true ib of the French la Nouvelle Vague of comics. It tells you a story about Alain Passard — Chef: The illustrations appear simple and gestural, but bring a lot of character to the cooks and the process of cooking. I find that there is often just too much crammed an a single page.


Trivia About In the Kitchen Wi An interesting premise, and I certainly envy Blain his delicious eating while researching this book. Your account has been reactivated. Aug 03, Bookhaven rated it it was ok. It was a portrait of work even further behind the scenes than the kitchen itself. This isn’t hard, provided you padsard garden fresh strawberries, good olive oil, and whatever Passard uses as a source of hard candy.

I stumbled upon this graphic novel while casually browsing our library’s Pawsard selections, and good grief! I think what struck me most was Passard’s aesthetic outlook, and the humane way he approaches food and cooking. Envy Christophe Blain, getting to work closely with Passard for 3 years – observing the inner workings of the kitchen, visiting the country gardens, questioning the great man, and, of course, getting to eat phenomenal food.

Open Preview See a Problem? What a delightful confection! Not that — I imagine after having inhaled enough burnt tobacco leaves! Not having read many graphic novels, I initially found In the Kitchen with Alain Passard to be a bit too visually crowded and frenetic.


In the Kitchen With Alain Passard

And I say, ‘Ah, voila. The chicken scratch English detracts slightly from the overall feel of the work.

It gives you some glimpses into a fancypants French restaurant kitchen and the mastermind behind the recipes. You can always change the information you share with us by editing your profile. I put it through the juicer.

In the Kitchen with Alain Passard

I sip the turnip juice. Aug 26, Hannah Givens rated tue really liked it Shelves: Please enter your email below, and we’ll send you a new code to reset your password.

Clearly the translators got stuck with the same bubble space, but couldn’t capture the elegance of Blain’s lettering. How best to cater to both without risking alienation?

For the kkitchen book fan-foodie – In the Kitchen with Alain Passard: Already have an account? It not only serves its traffic cop design function of establishing panel boundaries and distinguishing foreground read, most important or salient, not just nearest from background but mood as well.