Smile or get out of the kitchen – Adam Handling
Smile or Get Out of the Kitchen contains 87 recipes that reflect Adam’s ethos of exploring and combining taste profiles and flavours, to create balanced harmonious dishes with a real ‘wow’ factor. Adam explains; “This is a book for home cooks who, like me, really do give a damn about food.”
Smile or Get Out of the Kitchen is aimed at experienced cooks who are looking for a challenge and to stretch their culinary skill set. Many of the recipes within the book contain Japanese and South East Asian ingredients that reflect Adam’s much loved cooking style, and each dish has a scale out of ten that explains the balance of the five taste profiles; bitter, sweet, sour, salty and umami.
Adam’s food is all about big flavours, unusual combinations, immediate taste sensations and a touch of nostalgia, and with this at its core Smile or Get Out of the Kitchen takes you on a journey through a special selection of spectacular starters, vegetable, fish and meat dishes and dessert and cake recipes, as well as the basics such as breads, oils and stocks. Recipes include a ‘Never-fail raspberry soufflé’, as well as Adam’s ‘Pork belly, octopus, squid and mussel consommé’, a dish that he cooked on Masterchef for Michel Roux Jr who summed up his distinctive cooking style as delivering ‘unexpected harmonies’.