Out of my Tree: Midsummer House by Daniel Clifford (Hardback)Daniel Clifford (author)
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I have been a chef most of my life. It’s almost all I know. It’s made me the man I am today – good and bad, happy and sad, right and wrong. This is the story of how I went from someone who no-one thought would amount to anything to a chef with two Michelin stars and a business I am fiercely proud of.
Revealing a man who even cancelled his own wedding to work, there are no stories missed out or punches pulled – whether it’s discovering what life is like working under a chef like Marco Pierre White in his heyday, uncovering the bully boy tactics of a 1990s British kitchen or discussing his failed relationships, Daniel bares all.
The book delves into his childhood and how his unsettled background drove him to make the most of his talent for cooking, as well as unpicking how those early years in some of the most brutal kitchens in the country turned him into the uncompromising chef he is today.
And while Daniel has mellowed with age as he spends more time with his five daughters, the things that drove him forward in the first place – a fear of stagnating and the need for drama and conflict – are the things that still drive him to this day.
Daniel is widely regarded in industry circles as one of the country’s most revered chefs, having won the Chefs’ Chef of the Year at the 2015/16 AA Awards.
Publisher: Meze Publishing
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 275 x 226 x 29 mm
'Midsummer House is Daniel’s open love letter to gastronomy; a letter of heartache, pain, sorrow, absolute elation and joy that you’d have to be f****ing nuts to endure. He’s proven that we all need goals and if we work hard enough we can achieve anything. I look at this as a chapter in his life that he can now reflect on, and the openness and intimate detail he goes into in this book is a joy to read.' - Sat Bains
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