After several weeks without our Restaurant Cookbook Series, we decided it's time to bring you another review from this series. Today we decided to share with you our thoughts on Mugaritz Vanishing Points.
If there is a sixth taste, it’s the taste of stories. That’s why, more than a cookbook, Mugaritz Vanishing Points is an intimate and daring story about how Mugaritz experiences cooking, using creativity as the most suitable ingredient to inspire, surprise and provoke diners all over the world.
For Andoni Luis Aduriz, food is the best pretext to cross borders and explore territories while transforming ideas into edible expressions. With this publication, Mugaritz endeavor on dismantle paradigms, accelerating the present of gastronomy and, above all, projecting ramps into tomorrow, while keeping one same enthusiasm and illusion intact, the one of watching its audience walk on a tightrope without the fear of falling, enjoying outcomes that are as unusual as improbable.
For fans of fine dining and restaurant cookbooks, there is nothing more exciting than knowing that there is a new book from one of Spain’s best chefs, Andoni Luis Aduriz.
With almost 300 pages long and published by Planeta Gastro, Mugaritz Vanishing Points invites us to break the mold and draw the lines of the future. “Far from suggesting a retrospective, we would like to offer our readers stories about the universe we live in, using these two decades to share what we know (or what we think we know), what we don’t know (or what we ask ourselves) and, also, what we dream or imagine”, says Aduriz.
To rebel or to obey? Is this any good? Who's in the kitchen? Is there anybody out there? Are there any exits? These are some of the questions that are asked and that appear in the chapters of this book. Besides translating into words the particular way of being and remaining in this creative eco, this book contains pictures and illustrations, which transform the imaginings of this team to a visual and esthetic level, inviting the reader to delve into, to discover where this flight might take them.
Through his cooking, Aduriz aims to serve up a fascinating experience where diners have new experiences and enjoy the unexpected. For Aduriz, “Food is the best pretext for crossing borders and exploring territories while transforming ideas into edible expressions.” Mugaritz Vanishing Points aims to show the importance of not only opening your mouth but also your mind when it comes to Aduriz’s cooking.
Mugaritz Vanishing Points collects the experience of these last two decades of Mugaritz in Aduriz code. Over the course of 294 pages, there are 50 pictures to eat, 42 images and 22 outlines that have nothing or everything to do with food, five chapters, an incomplete crossword that aims to be completed by somebody, a prayer; tales of kings and princes; beautiful and not so beautiful words that have been spoken of Mugaritz; a glossary which redefines terms that are not always culinary, to face culinary challenges.
Besides the inspiring content of this book, its design and attention to detail is something that we also need to point out. From the quality of the printing to the different types of paper used, and the way the information is conveyed to the reader, make this book a must-have for any fine dining enthusiast.
Mugaritz Vanishing Points is a fascinating and inspiring cookbook that collects the experience of these last two decades of Mugaritz. This is a book about creativity and how it can be used as an ingredient. As we already mention Mugaritz Vanishing Points is, in our opinion, one of the best restaurant cookbooks available on the market, that will delight chefs and fine dining fans all over the world
Over these last two years, almost three now, we had the opportunity to reviews many restaurant cookbooks, but very few can reach the quality level of Mugaritz Vanishing Points.
Mugaritz Vanishing Points is an extraordinary cookbook that will guarantee you a ticket into the creative process of one of the best restaurants in the world.