That clear day in the spring, when I came across an “en papillote” recipe for fish and vegetables, my interest was stimulated. This interest has grown and resulted in the development of this web site and book on the cooking technique of the wrapping of foods. This has not, to my knowledge, been done before, although there are wonderful books on dumplings, and wrapped recipes occur in many cookbooks; no one has taken the time to focus on this fascinating cooking approach.
This first volume, in a planned series of cookbooks on the wrapping of foods, will describe this technique by type of wrapping. Wrapped in fruit and vegetables, meat, dough, leaves, and other wrappings will be discussed. It will explain techniques and give vetted recipes as well as accompanying condiments.
Placing an “en papillote” or a banana leaf wrapped packet on a guests plate will elicit amazement and fascination, not to mention a delicious dish full of flavor.
Join us in this first of a series of books on the wrapping of foods.