Brace yourselves, because here comes what is sure to be one of the premier chef/restaurant cookbooks to be released in 2013. El Celler de Can Roca, written by brothers Joan, Josep & Jordi Roca, will be published "late March/early April" and will cover the last 25 years at the three Michelin-starred El Celler de Can Roca in Gerona, Spain. The Rocas have published books about the family business before, but this book is intended to be "the definitive book by and about El Celler de Can Roca."
Here's what's known about the book: It will be simultaneously published in English, Spanish and Catalan. It will contain 90 "detailed" (read: multi-component) recipes, and will describe 245 dishes total. It will have chapters on the following topics, which are referred to as "sources of inspiration": Tradition, Memory, Academia, Product, Landscape, Wine, Chromatism, Sweet, Transversal creation, Perfume, Innovation, Poetry, Freedom, Boldness, Magic, Sense of Humor. All told, the thing will be nearly 500 pages. Sounds pretty epic. Below, a dreamy preview of the book.
Video: El Celler de Can Roca Book Preview
· El Celler de Can Roca, the Book [Official Site via @akaltinsoy]
· All El Celler de Can Roca Coverage on Eater [-E-]