Signature Dishes That Matter - Currated

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A global celebration of the iconic restaurant dishes that defined the course of culinary history over the past 300 years.

“With 237 plates by 206 chefs in 26 countries over the span of three centuries, Signature Dishes That Matter reveals food to be more than sustenance and more than art — it tells the story of what it means to be human.” - National Post  

"In this essential lesson in culinary history...devotees of food history will want to order a copy of this one post-haste." - Vogue

Today's food-lovers often travel the globe to enjoy the food of acclaimed chefs. Yet the tradition of seeking out unforgettable dining experiences goes back centuries, and this gorgeous book reveals the closely held secrets behind the world's most iconic recipes - dishes that put restaurants on the map, from 19th century fine dining and popular classics, to today's most innovative kitchens, both high-end and casual. Curated by experts and organized chronologically, it's both a landmark cookbook and a fascinating cultural history of dining out.

The narrative texts are by Christine Muhlke, the foreword by Mitchell Davis, and illustrations by Adriano Rampazzo


  • 448 Pages 
  • 8" x 10"
  • Hardcover
  • Published by Phaidon
  • Oct 31, 2019