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Who will recognize a great book better than a bookstore? A bookstore run by graphic designers. Here’s why: at MENDO we get market feedback seven days a week, we are blessed to be surrounded by a bunch of talented, inspiring people – photographers, writers and publishers – and after being a bookstore for more than 15 years, we can easily say we know what book aficionados are looking for. Don’t you agree that initiating, creating and realizing jaw-dropping books now, only comes natural?
A MENDO publication is a well-designed book with visually stunning creative content, browsed by people to be amazed and inspired. The subject-matter is one of our pre-defined curated categories, fashion, photography, interior, sport, lifestyle, food and traveling. In general, a MENDO book is a piece of furniture in itself.
'Clare Smyth is as uncompromising in her dedication to perfection as she is in her pursuit to define modern British cuisine. Not often is a chef able to capture the essence of a Michelin three-star restaurant so thoroughly: from its philosophy of 'informal luxury' to the origin stories behind each of its carefully composed dishes. Core will continue to inform our profession for years to come.'
Clare Smyths food is of superlative elegance and redefines modern British cuisine. Through Cores tasting menu Smyth shares stories about ingenuity, nostalgia, humour and craft, and showcases Britains outstanding produce. In so doing, Smyth provides an exceptional fine-dining experience. This much-anticipated debut book includes 60 key recipes served at Core as well 70 recipes for basics including stocks, sauces and breads, and tells the fascinating story of Smyths journey and philosophy that led to her opening and running one of the finest restaurants in the UK.
Clare Smyth MBE grew up in Northern Ireland. She has trained in some of the most celebrated kitchens in the world, and she was Chef Patron at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay from 2012 to 2016. Smyth is the Chef Patron of Core by Clare Smyth which opened in 2017. In 2018 she was named the Worlds Best Female Chef by the Worlds 50 Best Restaurants. Kieran Morris is a highly regarded feature writer who specialises in long-form features, profiles, interviews, and essays.