Eggs

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Overview

The egg is the simplest and most complete food, highly nutritious and versatile enough for the quickest of meals or the smartest of dinner parties. It’s also a favorite of pâtissiers and dessert chefs. Michael Roux—for many years a chef at the top of his profession and a global traveler with a passion for different cuisines—is the ideal author to take a new look at one of the oldest foods of all.

Each chapter is based around a style of cooking eggs, from boiling, frying ...

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Overview

The egg is the simplest and most complete food, highly nutritious and versatile enough for the quickest of meals or the smartest of dinner parties. It’s also a favorite of pâtissiers and dessert chefs. Michael Roux—for many years a chef at the top of his profession and a global traveler with a passion for different cuisines—is the ideal author to take a new look at one of the oldest foods of all.

Each chapter is based around a style of cooking eggs, from boiling, frying ,poaching, baking and scrambling, to making the perfect omelet, crêpe, soufflé, meringue and custard. Classic recipes such as Hollandaise Sauce, Eggs Benedict and Lemon Soufflé are given a modern twist, while Michel’s original recipes boast new combinations of flavors or a lighter, simpler style of cooking. Illustrated with 150 stunning photographs and designed in a clear, modern, easy-to-follow style, Eggs is set to become a classic.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Without fanfare, this book opens the door to all manner of sophisticated cooking and baking...." (New York Times, Dining In/Dining Out Section, June 7, 2006)

You are not likely to find gull's eggs, spring delicacies in England, in these parts, but even the mention of them in "Eggs" by Michel Roux gives you an idea of how comprehensive this alluring book is. It covers just about every aspect of the egg, including its chemistry, safety, storage and flavor, and each page is beautifully photographed.
Mr. Roux, a Michelin three-star chef in England, provides recipes that begin with the simplest boiled eggs, for which there are dozens of variations, and include a delectably velvety French toast casserole with cheese and herbs that would glorify an Easter brunch.
His trick for frying eggs so that the white is crunchy and envelops the runny yolk is a keeper, and lovely served in potato nest. There are recipes for omlets, frittatas, custards, mousses and much more, making a rich collection indeed.—Tony Cenicola (The New York Times, April 12, 2006)

Library Journal
This attractive book includes dozens of recipes for the versatile egg in all its guises, whether as the center of a dish, as in Herby Poached Eggs in Potato Nests, or as an essential component of a sweet like Caramel Mousse or a savory such as Bacon and Parsley Souffles. Roux is the renowned chef of the three-star Waterside Inn outside London and author of several previous cookbooks. While, not surprisingly, many of the recipes reflect his French background and training, this is a wide-ranging compendium of appealing dishes, with striking color photographs illustrating both techniques and finished plates. A good complement to Marie Simmons's The Good Egg, it is recommended for most collections. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471769132
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 3/13/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 306,348
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Michel Roux is one of the most highly acclaimed chefs in the world, who has held three Michelin stars at The Waterside Inn near Windsor in England for an astonishing 21 years. Michel holds countless other culinary honors, including the Meilleur Ouvier de France en Patisserie in 1976, the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1990, an Honorary Doctorate in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University in 2002, and the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur in 2004. He is also the food and wine consultant for Celebrity Cruises.Michel has appeared in two television series and written several successful cookbooks, including Sauces, which won the Glenfiddich Visual Award.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Boiled Eggs.

Poached Eggs.

Fried Eggs.

Scrambled Eggs.

Baked Eggs.

Omelets.

Soufflés.

Crêpes & Batters.

Egg-rich Pastries & Pasta.

Custards, Creams & Mousses.

Ice Creams.

Meringues & Sponges.

Sauces & Dressings.

Index.

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  • Posted April 16, 2009

    Very nice cookbook with beautiful pictures.

    Even though this is a "theme" cookbook, it's become on of my favorites; it's always on my active cookbook shelf. A very nice collection of recipes; I've tried 20 or so, some many times, and each has worked perfectly. Covers the full range of egg-centered preparations (boiled, poached, souffle, scrambled, etc.) as well as others with eggs as an important but not central ingredient (e.g., tart dough, crepes, ice creams). The recipe for Swiss salad dressing with Romaine is worth the price of the book, imho.

    Recipes are not detailed in the sense of, say, Cook's Illustrated, but that's really not needed. The recipes are clearly described and never over-complicated, even for something technique-y like souffles and merigues.

    The pictures are stunning - equal to the best in any cookbook I've seen. I've actually recommendeded the book to a non-cooking photographer friend because the pictures are so well-composed and clear.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2012

    The book is alright, filled with tons of recipes but its more go

    The book is alright, filled with tons of recipes but its more gourmet than I was looking for. Its really fancy recipes. Most recipes call for ingredients that you can't find a in small town USA Walmart. So keep that in mind. If you live in a larger city with several choice of stores and places you can buy gourmet ingredients this cookbook would be better, because a lot of the recipes do look delicious.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    got myself some chickens...

    ...so this book became almost a necessity.

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