Authors: Aranka van der Pol i.c.w. Wassili Zafiris

Available: 2008 – ISBN 10: 9085104823 – ISBN 13: 9789085104827 (Uitgever: Dutch Filmworks)

Note: at this moment “Appetite” (Eetlust) is only available in Dutch.



The ingredients for the ultimate chef, 10 top chefs and their secrets

“Learn how to think like a top chef”

Chefs interviewed: Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, Gordon Ramsay, Herman den Blijker, Ferran Adria, Nadia Santini, Anthony Bourdain, Curtis Stone, Sergio Herman and Alain Passard.

Over 10.000 copies sold!

“As a chef, you have to have something flamboyant, exciting and always look for the next big thing,” said Gordon Ramsey to Aranka van de Pol. For Alain Passard (France’s top chef) it is important for a chef cook to be a teacher and, according to Sergio Herman (The Dutch Michelin chef) the chef ‘inside you. ”

But what are the real ingredients that create the recipe for the ultimate cook? On the search for this recipe Aranka van de Pol visited, along with photographer Frank de Ruiter and top mental coach Wassili Zafiris, ten of the most successful chefs in the world.

“A surprising book about cooking, the extreme world of the top chef and the psychology behind the chef.”

Aranka van der Pol travelled around the world to interview, cook and play with the world most renowned chefs. Wassili Zafiris accompanied her and unraveled their thinking to uncover what’s going on in the mind of a top chef. Hence creating the world’s first recipe of the mindset of a top chef!