Octaphilosophy coffee table book by Chef Andre Chiang
I love a good book presented with beautiful visuals and I couldn’t say more with Chef Andre Chiang’s latest book, Octaphilosophy: The Eight Elements of Restaurant Andre. Written with Lotta Jorgenson of Fool Magazine, it features a foreword by Jacques and Laurent Pourcel and photography by Edmond Ho.
In a nutshell, the book, which is published by Phaidon, describes how Chef Andre’s daily menu is created within a framework of artisan, memory, pure, salt, south, terroir, texture and unique.
Andre’s background is pretty unique, born in Taiwan, he moved to the south of France from Japan at the age of 15 to train under Jacques and Laurent Pourcel at Le Jardin de Sens, one of France’s most respect restaurants. He’s also trained under other top chefs like Pascal Barbot, Pierre Gagnaire, Joel Robuchon and Michael Troisgros. In 2010, he moved to Singapore to oen the 30-seat Restaurant Andre, which is on the World’s 50 Best list.
As part of the Octaphilosophy Asia tour, he will be at Kinokuniya Ngee Ann City store for a book signing on 30 April: http://kinokuniya.com.sg