Colman Andrews

When Colman Andrews decides to tackle a food topic he does so with a thoroughness that is commendable. He has an uncanny ability to locate the 'right' people to help him understand the local cuisine and local produce.

Whether he is authoring one of his seminal books or editing an article for Saveur magazine the same attention to detail and insight into the culture is exhibited.

When he is in Nice for his Flavors of the Riviera he relies on two perfect authorities - Franck Cerutti (who turns out such wonderful food at Louis XV in Monaco) and Jacques Médecin the disgraced former mayor of Nice whose book La cuisine du comté de Nice is a classic on authentic Niçoise cuisine and one of our favourite food books.

Whether it is a recipe for ratatouille or Ligurian gnocchi, the approach is thoughtful, meticulously researched and delicious! His dissertations on authenticity are compelling reading and his ability to weave his way through often contradictory techniques and approaches is commendable. Only a master diplomat could approach the minefield of the components of a Niçoise salad and come out the other side in one piece!

We can thoroughly recommend any book he writes!

The Cookbook Collection entry

The reviews of the entries for this author in The Food Lovers' Cookbook Collection can be read by clicking on the following links:

Flavors of the Riviera

Catalan Cuisine

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