Michael Booth

Michael Booth

Food writer

https://www.michael-booth.com/
Michael Booth is the award-winning, international best-selling author of six books of non-fiction, including 'Sacré Cordon Bleu: What the French Know About Cooking', a memoir of his time training to be a chef in Paris (adapted as a BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week'); 'Sushi and Beyond', a Japanese food travelogue (winner of the Guild of Food Writers' Kate Whiteman Award); and his most recent book, 'The Meaning of Rice', also on Japanese cuisine. He writes for a variety of magazines and newspapers at home and abroad, and is Monocle correspondent for Denmark.

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Michael's favorite cookbooks

Vietnamese Street Food

Vietnamese Street Food

I refer most often to the pages on dipping sauces. They make pretty much anything taste good.

Momofuku

Momofuku

David Chang and Peter Meehan

Another paradigm-shifter of a book. Chang doesn’t give a fig for ‘authenticity’, whatever that means. The result: easy-to-recreate deliciousness.

Plaisirs Sucrés

Plaisirs Sucrés

Pierre Hermé

I bought this when living in Paris so it has sentimental as well as practical value. I almost never make a whole piece from this, but often take components and adapt them or find inspiration in Hermé's brilliant flavour pairings.

Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art

Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art

Shizuo Tsuji

For a long time this was the only window into the amazing world of traditional Japanese cuisine, and it inspired my first visit to Japan to research ‘Sushi and Beyond’.

Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art

Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art

Shizuo Tsuji

For a long time this was the only window into the amazing world of traditional Japanese cuisine, and it inspired my first visit to Japan to research ‘Sushi and Beyond’.

Ma Cuisine

Ma Cuisine

The best celebrity cook book ever. I was lucky enough to interview the great actor and bon vivant at his home in Paris when this came out,and so mine’s signed! Still pinch myself at the memory.

The Family Meal: Home Cooking with Ferran Adriá

The Family Meal: Home Cooking with Ferran Adriá

Ferran Adria

Who would have thought that the guru of molecular gastronomy would make the most practical and brilliant home cooking book? But this one is genuinely fool-proof, thanks to its revolutionary, step-by-step photos. Practical, inventive, wide-ranging, and scaleable recipes.