Back in Print! Over the past decade, Toronto-based chef Susur Lee has built an international reputation with his groundbreaking cuisine, winning raves such as culinary genius from critics and chefs alike. Borrowing heavily from French and Chinese tradtions, Susur defies the ubiquitous fusion label with his wholly original and decidedly bold style of cooking, dubbed "nouvelle Chinois." Susur: A Culinary Life offers readers an intimate look at the evolution of this master chef.
Toronto food writer Jacob Richler takes us on an enthralling culinary odyssey that begins with Susur's apprenticeship at Hong Kong's Peninsula Hotel and follow's the chef's major successes at his award-winning restaurants Lotus and Susur. This in-depth study also chronicles Susur's ambitious plan to modernize the ancient repertoire of classical Chinese cooking--a 5,000-year journey that ends in the creation of his vibrant new cuisine.
A remarkable subject deserves a remarkable book, and Susur is as innovative as the chef it celebrates. Two colorful, gorgeously illustrated volumes -- one describing Susur's development as a chef, the other featuring his most sought-after recipes -- are bound together in an intricate and innovative presentation that resembles a Chinese puzzle box. A sensuous treat for foodies and chefs alike, Susur is the definitive word on this cutting-edge chef.