Culinary Muse: Chef Corey Lee

Captured by Nicole Catherine

Captured by Nicole Catherine

Cooking and food are always at the center of my days. I love trying new recipes, researching new seasonal meals and more importantly, practicing the art of plating a delicious dish. I wouldn't deem myself the best cook on the block, but I do know I am an avid and dedicated student to the craft. Lately, I have found myself completely enamored with Chef Corey Lee’s cookbook Benu.

Maybe it is the designer in me or maybe it’s the vagabond in me who thrives off of travel. They say it is about presentation and boy does Corey and his photographer Eric Wolfinger nail it!  The beautiful textures, the mesmerizing photography, the attention to culinary art and the respect to both history and cultures around the world are awe-inspiring.

A must purchase to add to your cook book collection! XXVVH


About Chef Corey Lee:

Captured by Eric Wolfinger

Captured by Eric Wolfinger

Corey's career has spanned over 20 years of working at some of the most acclaimed restaurants in the world, including a tenure as head chef at The French Laundry where his work was recognized with a James Beard Award. He then opened Benu in August 2010. The restaurant has gone on to receive three Michelin stars, four stars from the San Francisco Chronicle, and the AAA Five Diamond Award. In 2015, he authored the Phaidon-published cookbook Benu, an archive documenting the restaurant’s food, inspirations, and people who make it possible. In recognition of his work and influence, he also became a goodwill ambassador for his hometown of Seoul, Korea, an honor given to leaders in various fields.

All Benu images captured by Eric Wolfinger