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The Essence of French Cooking

by Michel Roux

Cookery, Food and Drink

The Essence of French Cooking Synopsis

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.

The Good Book Guide Review

Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux shares seventy years of cooking experience and the hundred recipes that he feels are the essence of French cuisine. Beginning with soupe à l’oignon à la Normande, he works his way gradually through the meal, with starters like artichauts à la barigoule and soufflé aux moules, egg dishes oeufs en cocotte and piperade, a generous array of seafood from calamars farcis to soles soufflées flomardine and mouth-watering poultry and game, including Chartreuse de faisan and lapin sauté à la moutarde. Following the daube de sanglier, he turns his attention to beef, veal, lamb and pork, with recipes for filet de boeuf à la bisontine and baron d’agneau rôti, rognons de veau and cochon de lait. Vegetables and cheese dishes include such delights as endives braisées au jus d’orange and gratin savoyard. Particularly delectable are the desserts, from pommes au four meringuées to the traditional Christmas galette des rois.

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ISBN: 9781849493802
Publication date: 25/09/2014
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849493802
Publication date: 25th September 2014
Author: Michel Roux
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 272 pages
Genres: Cookery, Food and Drink,
Categories: National & regional cuisine,

About Michel Roux

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 ...

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