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From the Instagram phenomenon, SymmetryBreakfast, this is a cookbook about the most important meal of the day—how to make it with love, present it with style and eat it with pleasure to feed not only your own soul, but the souls of your loved ones too.
Alongside 80 internationally inspired recipes, gorgeous photography, and lessons in the art of food-styling, this unconventional cookbook explores what breakfast is and what it means to people around the world. Surprising with the foreign and delighting with the familiar, it offers ideas for perfectly plated assembly breakfasts to more complex dishes for seasoned cooks, and recipes with great stories behind them.
For foodies and feeders alike, SymmetryBreakfast will cheer you up, make you hungry and change the way you think about breakfast.
Michael Zee studied photography at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth and later went on to teach Art and Design in secondary schools in London’s East End. He then completed his masters in Museums and Galleries in Education and works in public programming at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Michael’s passion for cooking comes from his parents and his mixed English, Scottish, and Chinese heritage. Weekends and school holidays would be spent working in his father’s Chinese and English chippies in Liverpool and teaching himself to bake for his mother’s sweet tooth.
Michael created SymmetryBreakfast for his partner Mark in their Hackney flat in 2013. Mark’s hectic job as a menswear fashion designer means late nights and weekends in the office. Early on in their relationship, breakfast became a sacred moment in the day and Michael started on his mission to make each meal as celebratory as possible. Over 700 breakfasts later, Michael still wakes up early to make breakfast for Mark, looking carefully around the world and at home for inspiration, taking a simple idea and making it beautiful.