Tetsuya Wakuda is a true artist. Inspired by the ingredients native to his adopted Australia and the techniques and flavours of his birthplace, Japan, Tetsuya combines these elements to complement and highlight each other in the simplest ways to deliver the most complex of flavours. Admirers of Tetsuya’s unique style can attempt to emulate his technique at home with the help of his cookbook, simply titled Tetsuya.
Released to celebrate the tenth anniversary of his restaurant, Tetsuya offers an insight into both the man himself and his extraordinary food.
Tetsuya’s presentation is perfect. Details like minute brunoise and matchstick julienne are beautiful to behold, but it’s his ethereal marinades and his thoughtful use of ingredients like fresh ginger, garlic, soy, mirin, and wasabi that make his dishes so memorable, and which allow those of us with a lesser degree of skill to follow his recipes successfully.
Stunning photographs of Tetsuya’s most famous dishes and insightful pieces of commentary separate recipes laid out like poetry to make this book both beautiful and functional. Without a doubt, Tetsuya makes an exciting addition to libraries of gourmets who love to cook with a variety of fresh ingredients, and who want to try something truly different.
Tetsuya is available for purchase online here.