Joel Robuchon s restaurant empire stretches from Paris to New York, Las Vegas to Tokyo, London to Hong Kong. Read more...
Joel Robuchon s restaurant empire stretches from Paris to New York, Las Vegas to Tokyo, London to Hong Kong. He holds more Michelin stars than any other chef. Now this great master gives us his supremely authoritative renditions of virtually the entire French culinary repertoire, adapted for the home cook and the contemporary palate.
Here are more than 800 precise, easy-to-follow, step-by-step recipes, including Robuchon s updated versions of great classics Pot-au-Feu, Sole Meuniere, Cherry Custard Tart as well as dozens of less well-known but equally scrumptious salads, roasts, gratins, and stews. Here, too, are a surprising variety of regional specialties (star turns like Aristide Couteaux s variation on Hare Royale) and such essential favorites as scrambled eggs. Emphasizing quality ingredients and the brilliant but simple marriage of candid flavors the genius for which he is rightly celebrated Robuchon encourages the beginner with jargon-free, impeccable instructions in technique, while offering the practiced cook exciting paths for experimentation.
The Complete Robuchon is a book to be consulted again and again, a magnificent resource no kitchen should be without."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 47.
- Review Date: 2008-10-20
- Reviewer: Staff
Robuchon might be a three Michelin-starred chef-owner of an empire of restaurants, but in this back-to-basics compendium of classic French recipes, he shows that he still knows how to cook at home. He also knows how to teach: though the book has no illustration and his instructions tend to be terse, a cook with basic skills should make great progress just by cooking through the book's pages, from stock to meats and fish, every kind of vegetable and pastries. Robuchon features each ingredient (e.g., turbot or cauliflower) or food category (e.g., cold cream soups or fruit-based desserts) in several treatments to show its versatility, building on his introductory tips for sections and certain recipes. Most dishes are as French as can be, including worldwide standbys like sole meunière and beef bourguignon and regional treasures like John Dory with almonds and tomato confit or Hare Royale. But reflecting the passage of time and the influx of immigrants into France, Robuchon also includes some unusual recipes such as Tunisian-inspired langoustines in brik packets with basil. Cooking from this book certainly makes the full breadth of refined French cooking seem more within reach for the nonprofessional. (Nov.)
The remarkable Robuchon
In the grand hierarchy of super-chefs, Joël Robuchon sits at the pinnacle, covered in Michelin stars, presiding over a global restaurant empire, revered by his peers and adored by his clientele. Now, this master of French cuisine shares his incomparable repertoire of recipes, more than 800, and incomparable expertise in The Complete Robuchon. Don't worry, it's geared to the way you cook in your kitchen. Robuchon stands by your side, offering straightforward, detailed instructions for every step you take, from cracking eggs to choosing foie gras. Simple and sophisticated, classic and contemporary, you'll find all you need to know about French home cooking between the covers of this essential cookbook.