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.
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.