Ever wanted to cook like Ferran Adrià but were too scared of hydrocolloids to try? This year, Adrià's simplifying things with his The Family Meal: Home Cooking with Ferran Adria cookbook from Phaidon (Amazon), which chronicles the restaurant's famously thoughtful staff meals. Despite being based on the now-shuttered elBulli kitchen (the book contains ingredient lists based on the restaurant's pantry, refrigerator, freezer, and green market shopping lists), the recipes are still very approachable. So you want to make the elBulli staff version of guacamole? Vichyssoise? Cheeseburgers? Go for it, they're in there. There's even a recipe for a potato chip omelet.
The Family Meal comes out October 2. Below, Adrià discusses the book.
Video: The Family Meal: Home Cooking with Ferran Adria