Executive Chef RUFUS ESTES, the first African American chef to publish a cookbook. It contained 22 chapters and 591 recipes, but they were unlike the lengthy, detailed recipes found in contemporary cookbooks. Instead, Estes gave a few specific measurements and techniques in single paragraphs.
Follow Bottura as he pries, pokes and questions the authority of tradition, and in result creates whimsical dishes with a wink such as Memory of a Mortadella Sandwich, Tortellini Walking on Broth, and Oops! I Dropped the Lemon Tart! ...Illustrated with specially commissioned color photography by contemporary artists Stefano Graziani and Carlo Benvenuto, and featuring a conversation between Bottura and artist Maurizio Cattelan, Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef will delight and inspire chefs.