› Culinary Schools, Cookbooks & Cookware › Cookbooks › Reference › Larousse Gastronomique

Larousse Gastronomique

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #2 in Reference


Pros: The most comprehensive volume on French cooking published.

Cons: The original version is for the devoted francophonic culinary pro only; the English one came later.

I also own two volumes published in English; the older one was a joy to read cover-to-cover.  The newer English volume differs in format but it occupies a spot on my bookcase with other reference-style cookbooks (Joy of Cooking, Timing Is Everything, etc.) whereas the French and earlier English editions were relegated to storage.  I use this newer edition intermittently but its information has assisted me with solving myriad culinary problems.

Larousse Gastronomique

Since its first publication in 1938, Larousse Gastronomique has been an unparalleled resource. In one volume, it presents the history of foods, eating, and restaurants; cooking terms; techniques from elementary to advanced; a review of basic ingredients with advice on recognizing, buying, storing, and using them; biographies of important culinary figures; and recommendations for cooking nearly everything.The new edition, the first since 1988, expands the book’s scope from classic continental cuisine to include the contemporary global table, appealing to a whole new audience of internationally conscious cooks. Larousse Gastronomique is still the last word on béchamel and béarnaise, Brillat-Savarin and Bordeaux, but now it is also the go-to source on biryani and bok choy, bruschetta and Bhutan rice.Larousse Gastronomique is rich with classic and classic-to-be recipes, new ingredients, new terms and techniques, as well as explanations of current food legislation, labeling, and technology. User-friendly design elements create a whole new Larousse for a new generation of food lovers.

AuthorLarousse Gastronomique
Dewey Decimal Number641.3003
EditionRev Sub
LabelClarkson Potter
List Price$85.00
ManufacturerClarkson Potter
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages1360
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
Publication Date2001-10-02
PublisherClarkson Potter
StudioClarkson Potter
TitleLarousse Gastronomique
Release Date2001-10-02
CreatorProsper Montagne
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC › Culinary Schools, Cookbooks & Cookware › Cookbooks › Reference › Larousse Gastronomique