I can’t think of any chef who is more intense and intimidating than the remarkable Marco Pierre White (except maybe Gordon Ramsay). During Masterchef’s “Marco Week” I found myself yet again captivated by this enigmatic and intelligent chef.
Marco’s book “White Heat” rests proudly in my recipe book collection. Featuring a stylish black and white cover, on first glance it does not appear to be a recipe book. I very much enjoyed reading about Marco and his intense obsession for food. Marco’s dishes are a gastronomic delight and superbly presented. At the top of my “love to try” list would be Ravioli of Lobster with a Beurre Soy Sauce, Potage of Shellfish with Truffle and Leek or Assiette of Chocolate. I will, however, give the pigeon cooked in a pig’s bladder a solid gold miss!!
As much as I would love to recreate Marco’s divine dishes, I need to win Gold Lotto first to afford the ingredients. To substitute or use less expensive ingredients would be a disservice to the great Marco Pierre White. For now I will save this treasured publication for those times when I want to read and enjoy.
Until next week, I leave you with a few words from the great man …
“Be generous, be extravagant. Without generosity there’s no love, and without love there’s no understanding. A mean cook is a failed cook” - Marco Pierre White