Michel Roux - Author

About the Author

Michel Roux is a legendary chef and one of the world's greatest experts on French cuisine. At his renowned restaurant, The Waterside Inn at Bray, he has held three Michelin stars for an astonishing 28 years. His career has been hugely successful ever since he opened his first restaurant, the acclaimed Le Gavroche in London, with his brother Albert in 1967. He holds countless other culinary honours and he was awarded an OBE in 2002 and the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur in 2004. He has written many successful books, including Eggs (2005), Pastry (2007), Sauces (2009), Desserts (2011) and Michel Roux: The Collection (2012), published by Quadrille. He has appeared in several television series and regularly appears on Saturday Kitchen. In The Roux Legacy, televised in 2012, leading food critics and top chefs described the Roux family as the most important culinary influence ever in Britain.

Featured books by Michel Roux

The Essence of French Cooking

The Essence of French Cooking

Author: Michel Roux Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2014

In this very personal book, Michel Roux distils a lifetime's knowledge into a definitive work on French food and cooking. Based around 100 classic recipes that have stood the test of time, this lavishly illustrated book explores the diversity of French cuisine, which for centuries has influenced so many other styles of cooking around the world. Michel gives modern interpretations of classic dishes, with his favourite variations and accompaniments. He provides expert guidance on classic techniques as well as fascinating stories about the origins of recipes, ingredients and regional culinary traditions. In addition, there are features on French cheeses and wine. Photographed on location in France, this extraordinarily beautiful book embraces the timeless essence of French cuisine and conveys the flavours and variety of French cooking today.

Other books by Michel Roux

Pastry Savoury and Sweet

Pastry Savoury and Sweet

Author: Michel Roux Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/09/2018

New in paperback, this book from master chef Michel Roux dispels the myth that pastry making is complicated and beyond the reach of most cooks. Designed in an easy-to-follow format, this chunky compilation presents all of the classic pastries in the simplest possible way, along with an inspiring collection of superb recipes. Divided into 10 chapters, focusing on a particular type of dough, each one opens with a detailed step-by step technique spread with tips on perfect results. There are chapters on shortcrust, puff, brioche, croissant, choux and filo amongst others, and each chapter has both savoury and sweet recipes using the basic dough with plenty of tips for perfect results. There are 100 recipes, beautifully photographed by Martin Brigdale, ranging from classics, such as Quiche Lorraine, Classic Pizza, Fillet of Beef in a Brioche Crust, Apple Tart, Pecan Pie, to contemporary approaches to canapes, seafood pastries and filo croustades. Classic recipes are given a modern twist while orginal recipes boast new combinations of flavours or a lighter, simpler style of cooking. Those who choose to buy their pastry rather than make it can still enjoy the recipes.

The Essence of French Cooking

The Essence of French Cooking

Author: Michel Roux Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2014

In this very personal book, Michel Roux distils a lifetime's knowledge into a definitive work on French food and cooking. Based around 100 classic recipes that have stood the test of time, this lavishly illustrated book explores the diversity of French cuisine, which for centuries has influenced so many other styles of cooking around the world. Michel gives modern interpretations of classic dishes, with his favourite variations and accompaniments. He provides expert guidance on classic techniques as well as fascinating stories about the origins of recipes, ingredients and regional culinary traditions. In addition, there are features on French cheeses and wine. Photographed on location in France, this extraordinarily beautiful book embraces the timeless essence of French cuisine and conveys the flavours and variety of French cooking today.

Michel Roux: The Collection

Michel Roux: The Collection

Author: Michel Roux Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2012

Quite simply, this is a collection of Michel Roux's finest recipes - devised, refined and perfected during the course of his illustrious career. Recipes for all seasons and to suit all occasions are covered in this generous compendium, which contains over 250 recipes plus numerous variations. The book is divided into 9 chapters: Breakfast and brunch; Starters; Fish and shellfish; Poultry, meat and game; Vegetables, eggs and cheese; Desserts; Baking; Party food; Stocks and sauces. Mouthwatering contemporary dishes are featured, along with Michel's interpretations of the great classics. Step-by-step illustrated sequences guide you through specific techniques throughout the chapters. Presented in a generous format, designed in a clear, easy-to-follow style and illustrated throughout with stunning photographs, this is a must-have recipe collection from one of our greatest chefs.

Desserts

Desserts

Author: Michel Roux Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2011

Desserts have been a lifelong passion for Michel Roux and he is widely regarded as an authority on them. Here he takes a fresh new look at the whole subject, presenting updated great classics and mouthwatering contemporary recipes, inspired by his travels and designed to suit today's fresher, lighter palate. Each chapter focuses on a particular type of dessert from simple fruit ideas, hot souffles and puddings, ice creams and sorbets - through meringues, mousses and parfaits - to delectable tarts, pastries and gateaux. Step-by-step recipes guide you through specific techniques throughout. Creative, diverse and lavishly illustrated, this superb collection of over 120 recipes includes desserts for all seasons and to suit all occasions.

French Country Cooking

French Country Cooking

Author: Michel Roux, Albert Roux Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/01/2011

From Brittany and Normandy in the north, via the Loire, Burgundy and the Auvergne to the Pyrenees and Provence in the south, the cooking of regional France is justly renowned for the quality of its ingredients, the delicious dishes created from them and the infinite variety of local wines to accompany them. This classic collection of heritage recipes represents the best of French home cooking as passed down through generations of food-loving families. Inspired by their mother, who passed on the secrets of her native Normandy cuisine, the book has been put together by Michel and Albert Roux, founders of The Waterside Inn and Le Gavroche. Divided into twelve regional chapters, each introduction gives an overview of the region and its culinary traditions. A dozen typical recipes follow and each chapter concludes with a list of ingredients indigenous to that area. The result is a superb collection of over 150 recipes as diverse and interesting as the regions and gastronomic backgrounds from which they came.

Sauces Savoury and Sweet

Sauces Savoury and Sweet

Author: Michel Roux Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2009

A superb sauce can transform the simplest dish into an impressive creation. This comprehensive collection of over 200 sauces by Michel Roux, proprietor of the 3 Michelin-starred Waterside Inn, has already attained classic status as the essential guide in every good cook's kitchen. For this new and revised edition, Michel has updated all the recipes for today's lighter, healthier taste, added 20 new recipes and over 50 new colour photographs. The techniques and methods of sauce making are explained simply and clearly, many illustrated with step-by-step instructions and photographs. A comprehensive directory which recommends the best sauces for key dishes and ingredients is also included.

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