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David Bitton: A French-Inspired Cafe Cookbook

Media Release: August 1, 2010 in Print |

David Bitton catapults effortless French food into home + heart with his new French-inspired cafe cookbook.
Available nationally from all good bookstores
Release Date 1 November 2010: RRP$39.95
Published by Messenger Publishing
Distributed nationally by Dennis Jones and Associates

cookbook coverFrench born and classically trained Sydney-based chef, David Bitton, will share with us his very personal, 50 recipe, French-inspired cafe cookbook.

Perfect for anyone who loves to entertain and create simple and delicious meals at home, David’s book is a friendly and uncomplicated home cooking guide, with a dash of chic fine dining.

The quail is my favourite dish in the book. says David. This was a Bitton family staple we enjoyed every Sunday. As children the spectacle of the flambé was also a hit, while the crispy skinned barramundi is a memorable fine dining meal — it was my signature dish when I was Executive Chef at Gekko.

The influences behind David’s cooking and menus stem from his grandfather’s Moroccan heritage, his grandmother’s Turkish history and his wife’s South African Indian background.

Food is about living life and enjoying every moment that comes your way, says David. It is not just about eating. It is about memories, influences and enjoyment.

David completed formal training as a chef in France, and has 18 years of experience working at many five-star restaurants. He first made his mark on the Australian food scene in 2000 when he and his wife, Sohani, opened Bitton Gourmet Cafe & Grocer in Erskineville, renowned for combining the best elements of French and Australian cuisine. More than a dozen of their products are now sold in over 400 selected fine food stores, both locally and internationally.

David Bitton’s French-inspired cafe cookbook will be released throughout Australia on 1 November 2010.

Media enquiries

Emma Collison Publicity 02 9362 9700 or Meryl Rogers (General Manager) The Sydney Fringe 02 9020 6960

3 Reviews

Aug 6, 2010

David is more passionate about food than just about anyone I’ve met. Charmaine Solomon, Chef and Author

Aug 6, 2010

…Great coffee and my favourite tomato and goat’s cheese on wood fired toast… It doesn’t get better than that. Benn Robinson, Wallabies player

Aug 6, 2010

I first met David when I started working as General Manager of Sheraton on the Park in Sydney in 1994. One day, he said he had an idea to publish a book. Regretfully, it has taken ten years for his dream to be realised but believe me, as you enjoy this French inspired café cookbook, it will have been well worth the wait. Peter Thompson, General Manager of Four Points Hotels