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“GQ Eats” offers recipes from the best restaurants in the United Kingdom.

‘GQ Eats’ serves up a spread of daring recipes

Published: Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014 - 9:59 am

GQ magazine’s motto is, “Look sharp, live smart.”

It might rightfully add this: “Eat well.”

To demonstrate, “GQ Eats: The Cookbook For Men of Seriously Good Taste” is a collection of recipes from chefs at some of the United Kingdom’s best restaurants (Mitchell Beazley, $30, 223 pages; edited by Paul Henderson).

In the foreword, British chef-restaurateur Heston Blumenthal notes, “If cooking really is the new rock ‘n’ roll, then GQ has been helping spread the word with mouth-watering recipes and ineffably cool pics.”

A sampler: Parmesan grits with wild boar sausages and soy-pickled mushrooms, lamb and pistachio skewers, coconut soup with prawns, lobster-mango salad, razor clams with chorizo, roast lamb with pomegranate, and strawberry-pistachio crumble.

Oh, and the Vesper — the original James Bond martini — from Salvatore Calabrese, a.k.a “the maestro of cocktails.”

Call The Bee’s Allen Pierleoni, (916) 321-1128. Follow him on Twitter @apierleonisacbe.

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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Twitter: @apierleonisacbe

Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

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(916) 321-1099
Twitter: @Blarob

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