The introduction of Pollen Street: the Cookbook takes the reader back to a pivotal moment in Jason Atherton's career: when he resigned from the Gordon Ramsay Group.
It was potentially a risky strategy, given the Kitchen Nightmares frontman's grip on the London dining out scene, but 15 months later, Atherton fulfilled his dream and his restaurant, Pollen Street Social, was born.
Unsurprisingly, the book is as classy as its namesake. Four hundred pages of indulgent paper stock lead the reader through more than 60 recipes, each one running across four to six pages, and an appendix that includes a further 50 recipes for sauces, stocks and flavoured oils.
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