White Heat 25



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Once in a blue moon a book is published that changes irrevocably the face of things. White Heat is one such book. Since it was originally produced in 1990, it has gone on to become one of the most enduring classic cookbooks of our time. With its unique blend of outspoken opinion, recipes and dramatic photographs by the late legendary photographer Bob Carlos Clarke, White Heat captures the magic and spirit of Marco Pierre White in the heat of his kitchen.

This 25th anniversary edition features brand new material, including photographs from the late Bob Carlos Clarke and contributions from James Steen, Lindsey Carlos Clarke and a host of high-profile chefs: Jason Atherton, Sat Bains, Mario Batali, Raymond Blanc, Anthony Bourdain, Adam Byatt, David Chang, Phil Howard, Tom Kerridge, Paul Kitching, Pierre Koffmann, Gordon Ramsay and Jock Zonfrillo.

 

Marco Pierre White, the original ‘enfant terrible’ of the food scene, has earned his place in British culinary history as much for his strong temperament as for his unique talent as a chef. The youngest chef ever to earn three Michelin stars, he has become a food icon of our time. His protege’s include the internationally renowned Michelin-starred chefs Gordon Ramsay, Mario Batali and Jason Atherton.

Marco Pierre White was the original rock-star chef – the guy who all of us wanted to be… He made history. — Anthony Bourdain
Unquestionably, this is the most influential cookbook of all time. — Tom Kerridge
White Heat was the book that made boys want to become great chefs. — Pierre Koffmann
White Heat made kitchen work as sexy as being a lead singer and Marco wore it like Mick Jagger. — Mario Batali