An incomparable culinary treasury: the definitive guide to French cooking for the way we live now, from the man the Gault Millau guide has proclaimed "Chef of the Century."Jo l 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 Meuni re, 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.
- ISBN-13: 9780307267191
- ISBN-10: 0307267199
- Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
- Publish Date: November 2008
- Dimensions: 9.18 x 7.54 x 1.92 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.22 pounds
- Page Count: 832
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.