Wild Food from Land and Sea contains over eighty main recipes, plus sauces, vegetables and garnishes, many of which can be made in advance. There are recipes for starters, fish dishes, meat dishes, puddings, pasta, risottos and pastries. This book reveals that behind the hype, there is a professional, dedicated chef of astonishing talent. His mastery is based on the solid foundations of French classical cuisine, but it is informed by a modern feeling for the importance of the highest quality and freshness, by a receptivity to influences from around the world, by exquisite simplicity and profund originality. Above all, the book aims to make accessible the secrets of his success to all amateur cooks, and is full of brilliant tips based on his incomparable feeling for the potential in natural foods from land and see. Marco's innumerable tips on adapting recipes to suit your ingredients ensure that even amateurs will be able to serve delicious food with style and entertain with confidence.
Almost as famous for his tempers, celebrity arguments and his fast-living as he is for food, Marco Pierre White is the original celebrity chef. Since he opened Harvey's in 1987, the Canteen in 1992, The Resturant in the Hyde Park Hotel in 1993, and the Oak Room in Piccadilly in 1997, Marco Pierre White has become the most talked-about cook in Britain. His restaurant empire includes some of London's finest eateries, including the Criterion, Mirabelle, L'Escargot and Quo Vadis. His other books include The Mirabelle Cookbook (Ebury, 1999) and White Heat.