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New. (In December 2005 Heinz Beck received his 3rd Michelin star) "There is clear evidence of the change in the Eternal City's outlook in the fact that La Pergola, Heinz Beck's restaurant, is regarded by many local critics as Rome's best. "--The New York Times Michelin three-star master chef Heinz Beck (a Bavarian audacious enough to propose variations on the preparations of the tomato to a Roman! ) presents a collection of one hundred spectacular creations, from delicate appetizers to dazzling desserts. Beck has fully immersed himself in the Italian kitchen, and the facility with which he has assimilated a second culinary language is nothing short of remarkable. His recipes, inspired in their application of the concepts of lightness and delicacy, evoke the familiar language of the city of Rome-lamb, carciofi-but reach beyond the classic tenets of Italian cooking. The selection of dishes in this book reveal his extraordinary ability to enclose a 'universe' on a plate; But while Chef Beck strives for absolute perfection, it is ultimately his joy and enthusiasm for food that shines through on every page. Truly a tool for the professional chef, Beck gives detailed explanations on how to create stocks and sauces for the working kitchen. Skillfully photographed by Michele Tabozzi, Beck is also shown in the role he plays within the context of his world-renowned restaurant, La Pergola. Critics, uniform in their praise of Chef Heinz Beck, attribute his culinary genius to various sources, from his Teutonic discipline to a perfect application of the classic French culinary technique. His pure reservoirs of energy seem inexhaustible; he is known for his extraordinary ability to focus on the smallest detail...a particular sauce or even the drape of a table cloth.
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