From acclaimed and award-winning chef David Hawksworth comes a beautiful collection of the recipes that brought him to the top of Canada's culinary world.
DAVID HAWKSWORTH owns acclaimed Vancouver restaurants Hawksworth, Nightingale, and Bel Cafe. He and his restaurants have won countless awards, including five awards for Best Upscale Restaurant from Vancouver Magazine. Hawksworth was named among the top three new restaurants by enRoute magazine in 2011 and was named nation-wide "Restaurant of the Year" by Maclean's in 2012. Chef Hawksworth is one of Canada's leading culinary talents and the youngest chef inducted into the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame.
Praise for Hawksworth The Cookbook:
"Chef Hawksworth has been a force in the Canadian culinary industry for over two decades. He is a leader in contemporary cuisine, always striving for perfection in his dishes, and pushing boundaries with unique Pacific Coast ingredients. This cookbook showcases his exceptional style, which has made his restaurants-Hawksworth and Nightingale-foundations of Vancouver's dining scene. The incredible dishes in this book reflect his hands-on approach, and the many years of dedication to his craft." -CHEF MARK MCEWAN
"I have been a fan of Chef David Hawksworth's precise French school-style, and Pacific Northwest ingredient-driven cuisine for over 20 years. This book is an incredible tool, full of secrets and techniques, for all cooks to up their game-at home and at work. Well played." -CHEF DAVID MCMILLAN, JOE BEEF RESTAURANT GROUP
"I set out to find the [recipes that are] walks in the park, and I think they're here ... But honestly, you don't buy a book like Hawksworth for those recipes alone. You buy it to marvel at dishes like Symphony of the Sea, which begins with a brunoise confetti and is topped with a swirl of scallops, halibut, salmon, prawns, and oysters. Or you flip through it just to contemplate making fruit gels, pastry shards, and something called crispy vanilla milk for any of the book's various ambitious desserts. Does anyone do this stuff at home? I have no idea. Even if not, it sure is fun to imagine giving it a go."-Epicurious
"This is a book that will give you the opportunity to kick up your culinary repertoire."-BC Living
Praise for David Hawksworth:
"Chef Hawksworth's cooking techniques are of the finest pedigree, never deployed for flash and attention but only to achieve the best result."-Nuvo
"David Hawksworth's compositions are playful, artistically colourful, and feature bold flavours, along with an increasing--nearly Asian--preoccupation with texture and mouth feel."-Maclean's
Praise for Hawksworth restaurant:
"Reaffirming itself as one of the city's elite rooms is Hawksworth, where David Hawksworth and executive chef Quinton Bennett are likewise turning out ingredient-driven treatises on locavorism in the most elegant room in town, usually packed with the city's who's who."-Vancouver Magazine