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Larousse Gastronomique

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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
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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.

Details:
DetailValue
AuthorLarousse Gastronomique
BindingHardcover
Dewey Decimal Number641.3003
EAN9780609609712
EditionRev Sub
ISBN0609609718
LabelClarkson Potter
LanguagesEnglish
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
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