Great Cooks and Their Recipes: From Taillevent to Escoffier

Great Cooks and Their Recipes: From Taillevent to Escoffier

by Anne Willan
     
 

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This splendid volume looks at the life and times and the recipes of fourteen great chefs (from France, Italy, America, and Britain) who, across six centuries, have raised Western civilization's culinary skills to the highest degree. Apart from such recent names as Escoffier and Fannie Farmer, there are those that have been largely forgotten, such as Taillevent,…  See more details below

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This splendid volume looks at the life and times and the recipes of fourteen great chefs (from France, Italy, America, and Britain) who, across six centuries, have raised Western civilization's culinary skills to the highest degree. Apart from such recent names as Escoffier and Fannie Farmer, there are those that have been largely forgotten, such as Taillevent, Scappi, and Martino. Anne Willan examines their backgrounds, techniques, and innovations, and there are some 100 recipes demonstrating the specialties of each cook. Richly illustrated with 250 photographs and works of art. Anne Willan is a scholar, cook, and founder of La Varenne Cooking School in France. Among her many books are La France Gastronomique, La Varenne Pratique, and Anne Willan: From My Chateau Kitchen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781862054370
Publisher:
Pavilion Books, Limited
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.33(h) x 0.58(d)

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