Pure C Kookboek (in Dutch)
By Syrco Bakker and Sergio Herman
Photography by Tony Le Duc
Published by Minestrone Cookbooks (2012)
Q+A: Three (3) Questions for Syrco Bakker
1-(Scoffier) How did you get the idea for this book, a natural step in your evolution?
SBakker– It was an idea of Sergio Herman to make a book, with the atmosphere of Pure C. Beside people can enjoy the Pure C feeling anywhere they want, together with the recipes of the dishes, so you can make the Pure C dishes at home. The music on the Pure C (CD), gives the total Pure C vibe.
2-(Scoffier) Sergio Herman is co-author and I know he is an one of the owners of Minestrone (publisher). How did you work together for the book (different parts, advice etc.)?
SBakker– Sergio, Tony Le Duc and I worked very close together. With the three of us we made the concept of the book. Tony made all the pictures and I was responsible for making the dishes.
3-(Scoffier) Do you have cookbooks that inspire you to realize your book?
SBakker– Not really. We wanted to make a book with the Pure C attitude. Of course, Sergio and Tony have a lot of experience making books, so this helped a lot.
To perfectly complement my interview with the chef Syrco Bakker (see Best Emerging Chefs), I have to talk about his book co-authored with Sergio Herman and great food photographer Tony Le Duc. A first book, but certainly not the last. To follow!
“It is a book of great aesthetic, with beautiful photos, it is rare for a young chef has the opportunity to work with a photographer of this caliber and advice Sergio Herman! As a bonus, Minestrone is probably one of the best publishers in the world (in terms of quality).”
A cookbook and “atmosphere” book that brings us to Cadzand dunes and on the edge of the North Sea. We discover the best seafood, the cooking with Indonesian influences of Syrco Bakker and the atmosphere that should prevail in that place in the summer evenings (with the CD music).
This is not a coffee table book, for me it is a beautiful example of a cookbook perfectly realized!
© Credits for photos Tony Le Duc
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