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Complete Keller : Thomas Keller Library - Thomas Keller

Complete Keller

Thomas Keller Library

Hardcover Published: 30th September 2006
ISBN: 9781579652937
Number Of Pages: 600

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The French laundry cookbook captures, through recipes, essays, profiles, and extraordinary photography, one of America's great restaurants, its great chef, and the food that makes both unique. One hundred and fifty superlative recipes are exact receipts from the French Laundry kitchen - no shortcuts have been taken, no critical steps ignored, all have been thoroughly tested in home kitchens. If you can't get to the French Laundry, you can now re-create at home the very experience the Wine Spectator described as "as close to dining perfection as it gets." Bouchon cooking is about elevating to elegance the simplest ingredients, because the best food isn't necessarily what is served at white-tablecloth restaurants, and the best meals - as most chefs will tell you - don't require the most expensive ingredients or lots of them or lots of steps. The only thing that's required is that you care about all the stages of the process - the slow browning of sliced onion for an onion soup, the proper cutting of the potatoes for a gratin, the right amount of salt on a raw chicken, how long you cook a pot de creme. All the emblematic bistro dishes are here, interpreted and executed as they've never been before.

Acknowledgments
Pleasure and Perfection
The Road to the French Laundry
A Sad Happy Story Cornets
About the Chef When in Doubt, Strain: Notes on How to Use This Book
Canapes
The Law of Diminishing Returns
The Mushroom Lady
Soup Blini
The Importance of Hollandaise
Garden Canapes
First Course
Big-Pot Blanching
Hearts of Palm
Grower Tools of Refinement: The Chinois and Tamis
Agnolotti Truffles Foie Gras
The Importance of Staff Meal
Fish
A Passion for Fish
The Accidental Fishmonger Cooking
Lobster Beurre Monte: The Workhorse Sauce Infused Oils
Meat
The Importance of Trussing
Chicken Salt and Pepper and Vinegar
Braising and the Virtue of the Process
The Pittsburgh Lamber Vegetable Cuts
The Importance of Rabbits
The Importance of Offal
Stocks and Sauces
Quick Sauces
Powders
Cheese
The Composed Cheese Course
The Importance of France
The Attorney Cheesemaker
Dessert
Beginning and Ending
The Ultimate Purveyors Sources
List of Recipes
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781579652937
ISBN-10: 157965293X
Series: Thomas Keller Library
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 600
Published: 30th September 2006
Publisher: Artisan
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 29.21 x 28.58  x 7.62
Weight (kg): 5.42
Edition Number: 1

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