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The Recipe

The Recipe

The world’s finest chefs and the essential classic recipes for anyone who loves to cook by Josh Emett

Photography by Kieran E. Scott


The Book

Internationally acclaimed chef Josh Emett has selected the most beloved and iconic dishes from the past fifty years to create the ultimate cooking companion for the home cook.

Over three hundred time-honoured and modern classic recipes from one hundred and fifty of the world’s finest chefs and cooks – Elena and Juan Mari Arzak, David Chang, Al Brown, Jacques Pépin, Guy Savoy, Gordon Ramsay, Ruth Rogers, Rick Stein, Nancy Silverton, Daniel Humm, Marco Pierre White, Nobu Matsuhisa, Michael Caines, Skye Gyngell, Angela Hartnett, Jason Atherton, Bo Songvisava and Dylan Jones, Ben Shewry, Alla Wolf-Tasker, Anne-Sophie Pic, Peter Gordon, Peter Gilmore, Colin Fassnidge, and many more – are painstakingly recreated by Emett and beautifully photographed by multi award-winning photographer, Kieran E. Scott.

Divided into nine detailed sections ranging from staples, soups, salads, and vegetables to the key protein groups, baking and desserts, each recipe is accompanied by Emett’s personal guide, including his tips on the fundamental knowledge elements and complementary dishes, and featuring a comprehensive reference section encompassing requisite basic recipes, conversion charts, glossaries, and kitchen equipment.

Traversing the globe from chinese master stock to moules mariniére and moussaka; spaghetti alla puttanesca, shepherd’s pie, and challah; from millefeuille and meringues to baklava, halwa, bakewell tart, and the quintessential apple pie, this stunning modern classic is an indispensable kitchen tool for anyone who loves to cook.

These are the recipes that you must cook at least once in your life.
— Josh Emett

The Author

Critically acclaimed chef Josh Emett has worked with Gordon Ramsay, including as head chef at London’s Savoy Grill (one Michelin star) under Marcus Wareing, and opening Ramsay restaurants in New York (two Michelin stars), Los Angeles (one Michelin star) and Melbourne.

Emett has appeared in the US edition of Hell’s Kitchen as a guest judge, and competed in the Food Network’s Chopped which he won convincingly against three other New York chefs. In his native New Zealand he owns a number of highly acclaimed restaurants including Two Hat-awarded Rata, and is a MasterChef NZ judge. 

The Photographer

Kieran E. Scott began his photographic career in London under the tutelage of acclaimed food and travel photographer Anthony Blake, and has worked with the world’s leading magazines including Australian Vogue Entertaining + Travel, Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, Condé Nast Traveller, Departures and Vogue and New Zealand’s leading food and wine magazine, Cuisine. Scott’s latest work features in 200 Women: who will change the way you see the world, a global book and exhibition project.