"In the Kitchen with Alain Passard" is a half recipes, half behind the scenes book about the French chef Alain Passard. Illustrated with fervor by Blain, and told from his perspective, the book takes us through multiple tastings, kitchen tours and interviews with the chef and his team.
There’s an inherent tension between documentation and storytelling that’s prevalent in the book, and works against it despite Blain’s many talents. The starkest example of such is change of narrative pace when Blain switches from showing us a recipe to recounting a conversation he has with Passard about his craft.
Fun little volume by Drewscape (aka Andrew Tan) sharing his on-the-go sketches, the process behind the scenes and even some of the pens he uses. Short, cute, and very encouraging for the budding artist in all of us.