One of the things I struggle with the most when it comes to my blog, is food presentation. I’ve created many recipes in the past that were absolutely delicious, but I just could not find a way to make it look good on a plate so I ended up not posting them. And when it comes to major celebrations or important dinners, the pressure is on even more! Adrian Martin‘s new book ‘Create beautiful food at home’, will take away some of that stress. I promise you’ll be blown away at how easy Adrian makes it seem to present restaurant quality food in the comforts of your own home. It’s given me a lot of inspiration and tips and tricks for my own recipes as well so I would highly recommend this book to anyone who’s starting a food blog as well as of course people looking to create some stunning dishes – for whatever the occasion may be.
Adrian Martin is a chef, author and television presenter. At the heart of his talent is a passion for good food and an eye for perfection. His love of food and showing how anyone can create a meal that belongs in fine-dining restaurant provide the inspiration for Create Beautiful Food at Home.
The first part of the book focuses on how to prepare the ingredients such as shucking an oyster, breaking down a chicken and filleting a fish. The second part is broken down into courses: Bread, Starters, Palate Cleansers, Mains, Desserts and Petit Fours. Striking images showcase how the dishes should be presented, with each dish having an image and step-by-step instructions for how to recreate it yourself. Dishes include Lobster Thermidor, Crab Ravioli, Blood Orange and Thyme Sorbet, Braised Beef, Venison and Barley Risotto, and Pear Tart Tatin.
About the author
Adrian Martin is an Irish chef from County Cavan, Ireland. Adrian has trained in some of Ireland’s most renowned restaurants including MacNean House (where he worked for six years) and Michelin Star restaurant, Bon Appetite in Malahide. Adrian is currently an Ambassador for Nordmende Smart Living and Manor Farm and holds a degree in Culinary Arts from the School of Tourism, Killybegs.
When he’s not making one of his regular television appearances, you can find Adrian traveling the length and breadth of Ireland with a primary focus to educate both Primary and Secondary School level school-goers on the importance and value of good food. Through weekly visits and cookery demonstrations, Adrian teaches children about the importance of healthy food and the tools they will need to practice simple cooking. Adrian also hosts a number of cookery demonstrations for various food festivals, shows, charities, GAA Clubs and ICA Groups around the country.
Adrian’s recipes can be found in a number of both printed and online publications, including the RTE Guide, Woman’s Way, The Farmer’s Journal and The Anglo Celt. Adrian began his TV career on his 21st birthday on TV3’s Late Lunch Live with Lucy Kennedy and Martin King. He is a regular staple on Virgin Media One’s ’The Six O’Clock Show’, where he cooks with celebrity guests live in studio and promotes the topical events of the week with hosts Muireann O’Connell and Martin King. He’s also appeared on RTE Today and Ireland AM. In 2015, Adrian was voted as one of Ireland’s Top 15 Rising Stars by media giant Joe.ie.In 2017, Adrian was awarded Irish Tatler One to Watch.
In 2016, Adrian teamed up with RTE to produce two new online series titled Fakeaway by Chef Adrian and Chef Adrian Eats Ireland, respectively. These were the first series of their kind on the national broadcaster’s digital platform. Following the success of this, Adrian’s debut cook book Fake Away hit the shelves in summer of 2017, and is now available in all good bookshops (and online). Within its first week of publication, Fake Away became Ireland’s best-selling cook book.
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: The Mercier Press Ltd (5 April 2019)
Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 1.7 x 23.8 cm
You can buy this book on Amazon UK