Flavour First


A top chef and restaurateur with a life-long passion for great food, John Burton Race presents an enticing collection of over 100 rustic and flavourful recipes which emphasise the importance of using fine quality local produce at its seasonal best to bring out the flavour of these core ingredients.

Book coverIn this book, John Burton Race brings his philosophy to life; to transform high-quality produce into uncomplicated dishes that taste sensational. He focuses on his favourite produce, the finest fruits and vegetables, wonderful fresh seafood and his choice cuts of meat and poultry and shows how to choose, prepare and cook each one for optimum flavour. For each seasonal ingredient he presents three different recipes, starting with the most simple and progressing to the more difficult. He injects his passion for seasonal produce into every dish ensuring that the flavours of such delights shine through every time.

Throughout the book detailed, step-by-step sequences show how to prepare the more challenging ingredients such as fresh crab, filleting fish and best end of lamb which provide a constant source of inspiring guidance for the reader.

John’s career as a chef progressed rapidly, and following a stint at Les Manoir aux Quat’Saisons he became head chef of Le Petit Blanc. He opened his own restaurant L’Ortolan in 1986 and then moved to John Burton Race at the Landmark Hotel in 2000 and was awarded two Michelin stars at both restaurants.

Flavour First by John Burton Race. RRP £14.99 (paperback). 256 pages. Quadrille Publishing Ltd. ISBN-10: 1844008282 / ISBN-13: 978-1844008285.


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