A cookbook wrapped around a rich narrative with one of our great restaurants at its heart
If chefs are the new rock stars, Daniel Patterson is lead-singer of one of the hottest bands in the world. His ‘band’ is called Coi, a two-Michelin-starred restaurant in California. Stories and Recipes, the first publication about Coi, tells the story of the restaurant, its dishes and Patterson’s philosophy. If the dishes only taste half as good as they look, it seems worth while to travel to Americas west coast. Then again, is it ever not a good idea to travel to California? Doubt that.
Coi, the cookbook, tells the story of the restaurant, its dishes and Patterson’s philosophy. Beginning with a look at California—how Patterson arrived there and its influence on Coi—the book takes the reader into the Coi kitchen, and through an eleven course Coi tasting menu. It does so by way of a series of short essays, each comprised of an engaging text and narrative recipe, which reveal the story and inspiration behind the restaurant’s creative dishes. The stories behind a further fifty selected dishes are also narrated, and are accompanied by conversational recipes.