Le Grand Livre du Snacking offers a gorgeously presented, high-level approach to casual food, ranging from sandwiches and burgers to fish & chips, pizza, and quiche.
A collaboration between four chefs from within the Alain Ducasse restaurant multiverse, the book features clean, color presentations of food which could work well as upscale bar fare, an occasional tray-passed hors d'oeuvre, or as part of snappy appetizer menu.
A hot dog with the works is served in an almost sculptural bun; a slice of carefully composed zucchini quiche resembles from the side a cubist mural; savoury vegan waffles look like tiny jewel boxes with treasures in each compartment.
With almost 80 recipes, nearly every one of them accompanied by a full-page photograph, this is inspiring and playful, a creative boon to those who regularly add new ideas to their menus.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout. In French.