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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.
What makes fashionistas willing to pay a small fortune for a particular designer accessory -- a luxe handbag, for example? Why is it that people all over the world share the conviction that a special occasion only becomes really special when a champagne cork pops -- and even more special when that cork comes from a bottle of Dom Pérignon? Why are diamonds the status symbol gemstone, instantly signifying wealth, power, and even emotional commitment? One of the foremost authorities on seventeenth-century French culture provides the answer to these and other fascinating questions in her account of how, at one glittering moment in history, the French under Louis XIV set the standards of sophistication, style, and glamour that still rule our lives today. Joan DeJean explains how a handsome and charismatic young king with a great sense of style and an even greater sense of history decided to make both himself and his country legendary. When the reign of Louis XIV began, his nation had no particular association with elegance, yet by its end, the French had become accepted all over the world as the arbiters in matters of taste and style and had established a dominance in the luxury trade that continues to this day. DeJean takes us back to the birth of haute cuisine, the first appearance of celebrity hairdressers, chic cafes, nightlife, and fashion in elegant dress that extended well beyond the limited confines of court circles. And Paris was the magical center -- the destination of travelers all across Europe. As the author observes, without the Sun King's program for redefining France as the land of luxury and glamour, there might never have been a Stork Club, a Bergdorf Goodman, a Chez Panisse, or a Cristophe of Beverly Hills -- and President Clinton would never have dreamed of holding Air Force One on the tarmac of LAX for an hour while Cristophe worked his styling genius on the president's hair. Written with wit, dash, and élan by an author who knows this astonishing true story better than virtually anyone, The Essence of Style will delight fans of history and everybody who wonders about the elusive definition of good taste.
The Food of France gives you a real taste of a country that has one of the world's great cuisines. This book takes you on a culinary journey, from the restaurants of Lyon to the kitchens of Provence, with accompanying location photography. Each recipe is accompanied by useful hints on methods and ingredients. To partner the recipes, special sections explore the essence of French food, including cheeses, charcuterie and bread. OTHER TITLES IN SERIES *The Food of India, *The Food of Italy, *The Food of China (June 2005), *The Food of Thailand (June 2005)
The Little French Cookbook features over 80 recipes that reflect the delights of France's culinary landscape: delicate hors d'oeuvres, diverse seafood offerings, hearty meat and poultry dishes, and delicate pastries and desserts. These are recipes that capture the essence, variety and rich heritage of regional French cooking at its best.
Daniel Boulud, one of America's most respected and successful chefs, delivers a definitive, yet personalcookbook on his love of French food. From coming of age as a young chef to adapting French cuisine to American ingredients and tastes, Daniel Boulud reveals how he expresses his culinary artistry at Restaurant Daniel. With more than 75 signature recipes, plus an additional 12 recipes Boulud prepares at home for his friends on more casual occasions. DANIEL is a welcome addition to the art of French cooking. Included in the cookbook are diverse and informative essays on such essential subjects as bread and cheese (bien sûr), and, by Bill Buford, a thorough and humorous look at the preparation of 10 iconic French dishes, from Pot au Feu Royale to Duck a la Presse. With more than 120 gorgeous photographs capturing the essence of Boulud's cuisine and the spirit of restaurant Daniel, as well as a glimpse into Boulud's home kitchen, DANIEL is a must-have for sophisticated foodies everywhere.
Saveur Cooks Authentic French is the triumphant follow-up to the highly acclaimed Saveur Cooks Authentic American. After years of so-called fusion food, tastes have come back to the pure and classicand nothing exemplifies this trend better than the renewed interest in traditional French cuisine. From their very first issue, the editors at Saveur magazine have shared their passion for French food and wine, describing the vivid immediacy of real French cooking in loving detail. Now they take readers off the beaten track and into the kitchens of France to taste the true Mediterranean flavors of Provence, sample the unique farmhouse cooking of Brittany, savor the sumptuous cuisines of Alsace and Burgundy, and discover many more inspiring regional cuisines. Whether interviewing a cheesemaker or accompanying a truffle hunter on his secret rounds, Saveur's editors capture the authentic essence of French food and culture. Featuring award-winning food writing and stunning color photography, Saveur Cooks Authentic French is an unforgettable tour through the abundant culinary glories of France.
Presents a collection of simplified classic French recipes

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