From the Instagram phenomenon SymmetryBreakfast this is a cookbook about the most important meal of the day - how to make it with love, present it with style and eat it with pleasure to feed not only your own soul but the souls of your loved ones too.
SymmetryBreakfast is an online phenomenon that incorporates world cuisines, contemporary design and a story of love over the meal of breakfast. Featured in the Guardian, Washington Post, Telegraph and endorsed by Jamie Oliver, it is also a favourite account of Kevin Systrom, Instagram CEO and co-founder. Michael studied photography at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth and later went on to teach Art and Design in secondary schools in London's East End. He then completed his masters in Museums and Galleries in Education and works in public programming at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Michael's passion for cooking comes from his parents and his mixed English, Scottish and Chinese heritage. Weekends and school holidays would be spent working in his father's Chinese and English chippies in Liverpool and teaching himself to bake for his mother's sweet tooth. Michael created SymmetryBreakfast for his partner Mark in their Hackney flat in 2013. Mark's hectic job as a menswear fashion designer means late nights and weekends in the office. Early on in their relationship, breakfast became a sacred moment in the day and Michael started on his mission to make each meal as celebratory as possible. Nearly 1,000 breakfasts later, Michael still wakes up early to make breakfast for Mark, looking carefully around the world and at home for inspiration, taking a simple idea and making it beautiful.
"Serious breakfast inspiration." * Jamie Oliver *
"It just shows how you can take the everyday and make it beautiful." * Kevin Systrom, co-founder of Instagram *
"Michael Zee's beautiful breakfasts are always joyful, captivating creations." -- Felicity Spector * The Telegraph *
"A celebration of love and breakfast from around the world" * The Observer *
"Mouthwatering ... a veritable feast for the eyes." * InStyle *
"Jamie Oliver follows them so you know they're a big deal." * Standard *
"From classic banana bread and simple America grits to full traditional Japanese breakfast and Venezuelan croissants... its exciting recipes span the globe." * House & Garden *
"Inspiration from around the world." * Sainsbury's Magazine *
"Create brunch heaven at home with recipes from Michael Zee" * Guardian *