Acclaimed French Chef Alain Passard Gets Graphic-Novel Treatment

Service! Service!!
Service! Service!! Photo: Chronicle Books

It’s not exactly Get Jiro! (we hope), but Chronicle Books is releasing an English edition of French comics artist Christophe Blain’s In the Kitchen With Alain Passard, an account of the minimalist artist’s time with the three-Michelin-starred chef. The preview depicts Passard as an energetic guy who bounces around the brigade kitchen, swirling sauces and issuing threats with bits of philosophy to his cooks. In addition to its narrative parts, the Alain Passard graphic novel also has recipes from L’Arpège, like tiny red strawberries with crushed berlingot candies and olive oil. Oui, chef. [Medium, Earlier]