monk: Light and Shadow on the Philosopher's Path (Hardcover)

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By Yoshihiro Imai, Naomi Reis (Translated by), Emmy Reis (Translated by), Yuka Yanazume (By (photographer)), Julia Hasting (Designed by)
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An evocative and personal chef monograph – and an ode to wood-fired cooking – from Japan's exciting emerging chef

monk is the story of Yoshihiro Imai's 14-seat, seasonally inspired restaurant, set on the cherry blossom-lined Philosopher's Path in Kyoto. Through personal essays, reflections, recipes, and photography, Yoshihiro describes stories of the farmers, makers, and exceptional ingredients – from foraged vegetables to herbs and flowers – that inspire his omakase-style menu, explains why cooking with fire is central to the restaurant, and traces the evolution of the unpretentious, innovative, and flavorful pizza for which he is now renowned globally.

About the Author

Yoshihiro Imai is the chef of monk, a fourteen-seat, omakase-style menu restaurant set on the Philosopher's Path in Kyoto, which he opened in 2015. He developed his skills while working at enboca, a pizzeria with three locations in Japan, leaving as head chef in 2013. He is deeply inspired by Japanese culture as well as time spent at several well-known restaurants around the world, which inform his celebrated, exquisite, and highly seasonal cooking.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781838662547
ISBN-10: 1838662545
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication Date: April 28th, 2021
Pages: 240
Language: English