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New Cookbook Features All-Star Cast of Montreal Chefs, Foreword by Gail Simmons

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Gail Simmons
Gail Simmons
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Montreal's Appetite for Books is typically in the business of selling other people's cookbooks (in addition to hosting culinary demos, classes, and author signings and meet-and-greets). That's all about to change with the release of Montreal Cooks: A Tasting Menu from the City’s Leading Chefs. The 224-page cookbook, by Appetite for Books' own Jonathan Cheung and Tays Spencer, features recipes from 40 of Montreal's best chefs (see below), and, notably, a foreword by McGill grad and all-around food mega-celebrity, Gail Simmons.

Montreal Cooks

Montreal Cooks

You can pre-order Montreal Cooks on Amazon, or, support your local independent bookstore and pick it up at Appetite for Books in Westmount as of October 5. Below, a synopsis, as well as a preview of photographer Fabrice Gaëtan's chef portraits for the project.

There has never been a more exciting time to eat in Montréal. With the established food scene being joined by an explosion of new, globally minded, locally focused restaurants, Montréal has evolved into a city of unparalleled culinary excellence. Montréal Cooks presents 80 recipes from 40 of Montreal's most talented and unique chefs. Written with the home cook in mind, this cookbook is designed to make recipes from fan-favorite restaurants achievable for everyone.

Fisun Ercan, BarBounya and Su

Marie-Fleur St-Pierre, Tapeo and Mesón

Michele Forgione, Impasto and Gema

Derek Dammann, Maison Publique

Antonio Park, Park and Lavanderia

Dany Bolduc, Le H4C

Stephen Leslie, Monkland Tavern, Tavern on the Square, Le Sieur d'Iberville

Jeffrey Finkelstein, Hof Kelsten

Marc-Alexandre Mercier, Hôtel Herman

Martin Juneau, Pastaga

Danny Smiles, Le Bremner

Andy Su, Gia Ba

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