Nadine Levy Redzepi, an enthusiastic home cook, a mother of three and wife of one of the world’s leading chefs René Redzepi is launching her first cookbook ‘Downtime – Deliciousness at Home‘. The book is being published on 24 October.
According to the blurb on Amazon the recipes blur the line between everyday and special occasion cooking and Nadine elevates simple comfort food flavours to elegant new heights in this recipe book.
When you’re married to Noma’s Rene Redzepi you never know who might drop by for dinner…So Nadine Redzepi has developed a stripped-down repertoire of starters, mains, and desserts that can always accommodate a few more at the table, presenting them in a stylish yet relaxed way that makes guests feel like family–and makes family feel special every single day. Gone are the days when the cook is expected to labor alone in the kitchen while family or guests wait for their meal. In the Redzepi home everyone gravitates toward the kitchen to socialize, help, or graze on tasty bites while dinner is prepared, and Nadine wouldn’t have it any other way.
Her culinary mantra – pair the very best ingredients with restaurant-inflected techniques that make the most of out their inherent flavors — puts deliciousness at home well within reach for cooks of alllevels. In Nadine’s confident hands, weeknight mainstays like tomato bruschetta, pan-seared pork chops, slow-roasted salmon, or dark, fudgy brownies feel new again. Each recipe is studded with tips to help cooks build confidence and expertise as they cook, as well as restaurant-ready techniques that contribute precision, flavor, and plate appeal to even down-to-earth preparations. With a newfound mastery of essential building blocks like homemade mayonnaise and beurre blanc, a flavorful tomato sauce, or a genius do-it-all cake batter that can be reinvented in a myriad of ways, creating showstoppers like White Asparagus with Truffle Sauce; Rotini with Spicy Chicken Liver Sauce; or a decadent Giant Macaron Cake – just as Nadine does on a daily basis–soon becomes second nature.
With raving reviews by Mario Batali, David Chang, Neil Perry and Daniel Patterson, this book is expected to be a best seller.
David Chang half jokingly writes that ‘now people can see that maybe the best cook in the Redzepi household is not René but Nadine. ‘She cooks beautiful nourishing food that is simply delicious. This book is packed with the tips and secrets that make Nadine’s cooking so special.”
Chef Mario Batali says the Redzepi family take their food serious but Nadine is in charge at home and keeping it delicious and simple is her metier. “Her collection of recipes makes home cooking thoughtful, tasty, wholesome, and satisfying. Most of all, they are accessible and easy enough to make on a weeknight when you want to get dinner on the table and still have time to chill. Nearly all of the recipes in this book are simple enough for a Wednesday dinner, but are also erudite enough to make it look like I may have spent a whole Sunday putting them together. From potato chips to Portuguese pork chops, from gyoza to Jerusalem artichokes, the message is CONGRATULATIONS—you can make this at home! This book will soon have the tattered and dripped-on pages from many uses that are the true badges of courage in my home kitchen library.”