Athenaeus, I agree with you... to some extent. I certainly concur that he directs the production of food rather than the, sometimes, preachy air that can come from Larouse. That said, I have to ask about
I turn to it for superior technical reference. I am just curious, I guess, as to why you wouldn't use it. From my vantage point, I see LG as sophisticated to a fault. Side-by-side I find Ranhoffer more useful. Not necessarily a better book, but more suited for practical application.
Invention, my dear friends, is ninety-three percent perspiration, six percent electricity, four percent evaporation, and two percent butterscotch ripple
my mother gave me the Larousse 40 years ago and I read it cover to cover. I gave it to a close friend years ago and want to get another, so I can do it again. What was the first English translation? Where do you think I could find it?