Barcelona, Spain: elBulli Books, 2008.
Quarto in padded white boards (25 x 38 cm.), 151, pages. Includes CD-rom. Photography by Francese Guillamet; illustration by Joao Alves (distributed by RBA Libros). FIRST & ONLY EDITION. In 2006, Albert Adria, the younger brother of Ferran Adria, began his 'Natura' project to record forty-nine emblematic and ground-breaking desserts served at el BuIii, their Michelin 3 Star restaurant at Roses. Two and a half years later, when Natura was published, Adria was confirmed as one of the world's most influential and transformative fine dining dessert or pastry chefs. Filled with innovative molecular gastronomy techniques such as soils, microwave sponges, gels, espumas and much more; stunningly original plating and photography; and accompanied by a multi-media cd-rom containing all the recipes with detailed instructions in a printable format with additional photographs. A scarce influential landmark of modern gastronomy. The bilingual Catalan/ English text is crisp, clean, and unmarked. Boards faintly soiled, light shelf wear and scuffs to bottom edges, price sticker to rear, hinges softening. Lacks the original light card-stock printer's box. Otherwise, near fine. Scarce. [OCLC records only one copy for the English language edition and seven copies (all languages)].