Growing up in a small town in New Zealand, Peter Gordon didn’t discover avocados or sushi until he moved to Australia in his late teens. From there he travelled to Asia where a whole new culinary world opened before his eyes.
Often dubbed the ‘Father of Fusion cuisine’ – a culinary style that integrates various regional flavours and cooking techniques in order to create innovative new tastes – Peter reveals in this, his signature book, how he developed his unique culinary philosophy. Exploring different cuisines, foods, tastes and cooking ideas, Peter creates dishes influenced by his extensive travels around the world.
Fusion: A Culinary Journey explores the history of food and why the Fusion style of cooking is frequently viewed as a threat to traditional culinary values. It is often forgotten that food is constantly on the move and always has been, with many of today’s national cuisines having developed as a direct result of historical fusion.
In his landmark book, Peter demonstrates how much dishes can benefit from cross-cultural play and how ingredients from different countries can be served in harmony to produce not only lip-smackingly delicious meals but a style of cooking that both enriches and stimulates us.
Illustrated with stunning photography from renowned photographer Jean Cazals, and supplemented by personal photos taken by Peter on his own travels, Peter takes us on a journey through Asia, Europe and the Pacific and presents 80 delicious recipes plus the key ingredients that epitomise Fusion cuisine.
‘Fusion is, therefore, simply one of many cuisines, happily sitting amongst them like a benevolent magpie, borrowing highlights from them all, and in the process creating new highlights of its own. This is surely something worth doing.’ – Peter Gordon
Fusion: A Culinary Journey is currently listed by Amazon.co.uk for £13.93.
Peter Gordon is UK based, and co-owns The Providores and Tapa Room in London with Michael McGrath. Peter consults to Istanbul’s Changa and Müzedechanga restaurants, and has a signature restaurant, dine by Peter Gordon, and Bellota tapas bar in Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand born Peter writes his own cookbooks and this is his sixth to date.
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