Everyone knows that some of the best food in the world is found in Europe. This, of course, means that some of the best chefs in the world are also found across the expansive continent. Food writer Adrian Moore explores this in his first book, Inside Chef’s Fridges (Taschen Books) in which he profiles 40 of Europe’s top chefs by looking at their personal home fridges.

The book provides a unique look at each chef’s personal cooking style and tastes, in a way never seen before. Moore dives into the personal world of each chef through text and photographs that look at the staples of their fridge, favorite local ingredients, and two treasured home recipes per chef. Inside Chef’s Fridges provides a personal insight into some of Europe’s most renowned chefs such as Joan Roca, Massimo Bottura, Fergus Henderson, Yotam Ottolenghi, Marco Pierre White, Hélène Darroze, Inaki Aizpitarte, Mauro Colagreco, Thierry Marx, and Christian F. Puglisi.

The book looks at the lives and careers of these European taste-makers in a way that is both intimate and informative, creating a collective that provides a knowledgeable look at European cuisine. Inside Chef’s Fridges is a personable look at some of Europe’s best chefs, and is sure to provide inspiration and take some of the intimidation out of this world-famous cuisine. — MERIAL WILES