Tree looks at the magic elements that make a plate of food truly come into its own: acid, texture and contrast – the fundamental building blocks that will transform a modest dish into the star of the show.
Chef Selin Kiazim gives you the know-how on how to use ingredients from the store cupboard or fridge and combine them in a way that elevates every single element. Whether you want a simple midweek meal or a centerpiece to blow your guests' socks off, there's something for all occasions.
Starting with a guide to the basic foundations of a dish, along with clever ideas for pickles, dressings and condiments to get the balance right, the recipes are then divided by type of food – alliums, beans, greens, pulses and grains, brassicas, fruit, nightshades and mushrooms, nuts, poultry and meat, seafood, and roots and tubers.
Selin's recipes show that a meal can be so much more than the sum of its parts through the simple guidelines of using acid, texture and contrast in each dish.
Dimensions: 7.15 x 1.2 x 10 inches
Selin Kiazim is the chef-director of Oklava restaurant in Shoreditch, London. She worked with Peter Gordon at his acclaimed Providores restaurant before becoming head chef at his restaurant Kopapa in Covent Garden; she opened Oklava in 2015. Selin is a vocal spokesperson for women in the hospitality industry and has appeared on BBC1's Saturday Kitchen as well as Great British Menu in 2017. She is the author of Oklava; this is her second book.