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The Essence of French Cooking

The Essence of French Cooking

Quadrille Publishing

By Michel Roux, Photographs by Lisa Linder


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In this very personal book, Michel Roux distills a lifetime's knowledge into this definitive work on French food and cooking. Based around 100 classic recipes that have stood the test of time, this lavishly illustrated book explores the diversity of French cuisine, which for centuries has influenced so many other styles of cooking around the world. Michel gives modern interpretations of classic dishes, with his favorite variations and accompaniments. He provides expert guidance on classic techniques as well as fascinating stories about the origins of recipes, ingredients and regional culinary traditions.

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Format: Hardcover
Publication: October 2015
ISBN: 9781849496629
Michel Roux is a legendary chef and one of the world's greatest experts on French cuisine. At his renowned restaurant, The Waterside Inn in Bray, England, he has held three Michelin stars for an astonishing 28 years. His career has been hugely successful ever since he opened his first restaurant, the acclaimed Le Gavroche in London, with his brother Albert in 1967. He holds countless other culinary honors and he was awarded an OBE in 2002 and the Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur in 2004. He has written many successful books, including Eggs (2005), Pastry (2007), and Desserts (2011), published by Quadrille and internationally.

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