[Photo: Eric Wolfinger]
Today marks the official release of the first-ever Manresa cookbook, and the Eater National team caught up with Manresa chef David Kinch to talk creative cookbook collaboration, the benefits of reading cookbooks instead of flipping through online restaurant photography, and why it's important to avoid dumbing down recipes for the home cook. "If it didn't come out exactly like the pictures or how you envisioned, but it still tasted good, and you're still happy with it, then the differences are to be celebrated. Cooking being such a personal act ... it's very, very personal. This is a long-winded way of saying, celebrate it being different, your results being different than what your expectations are."