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If mum is a home mixologist, get her a copy of Floral Cocktails, a recipe collection of 40 floralflavoured cocktails. Flowers take centre stage in the most delectable drinks. From a subtle rose petal vodka to a heady honeysuckle syrup, adding a floral liqueur, essence or syrup to a cocktail brings a depth of flavour and complexity which will dazzle and delight. Written by Lottie Muir, the creator of the Midnight Apothecary pop-up cocktail-rooftop bar in London, the book features numerous ways to include edible flowers in drinks. Recipes include a Gorse Collins, which boasts a beautiful, delicate almond and honey flavour, and a Berried Treasure (inspired by a French 75) using Elderflower Liqueur, gin, lemon juice and Champagne.
Published by Ryland Peters & Small. Available from bookdepository.com S$13.47
How does Andoni Aduriz get inspired? What’s on Albert Ardia’s mind when he wakes up? What keeps Ana Ros cooking? If you’ve ever wondered how the best chefs in the industry pursue creative excellence, get Dc-based hospitality journalist Rahim Kanani’s
A Weath of Insight: The World’s Best Chefs on Creativity, Leadership and Perfection to discover the answers. There’s a trove of fascinating insights into the workings of the chefs’ minds (44 top toques). Each chapter features relevant stories, culinary philosophies, restaurant management and advice for aspiring chefs.
Published by Black Truffle Press. Available from Amazon.com. USD$42.95.