Life Is a Menu

Life Is a Menu

by Michel Roux
     
 
Michel Roux began his life¹s work at the age of fourteen when his mother took him to be apprenticed at a grand patisserie in Paris. There, day after day, he did nothing but break eggs ‹ the painstaking beginnings of a long, hard training in traditional French cuisine. Almost half a century later, he looks back at the experiences that have made him one of the most

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Michel Roux began his life¹s work at the age of fourteen when his mother took him to be apprenticed at a grand patisserie in Paris. There, day after day, he did nothing but break eggs ‹ the painstaking beginnings of a long, hard training in traditional French cuisine. Almost half a century later, he looks back at the experiences that have made him one of the most highly regarded chefs in the world ‹ owner of one of the two three-star restaurants in Britain: the Waterside Inn at Bray. Typically, he thinks of his life in the form of a menu, as he presents incidents and reminiscences as the courses of a formal meal, with each chapter liberally seasoned with recipes and entertaining anecdotes. Along the way, we learn about the dishes that have meant most to him, from his mother¹s soup to a friend¹s recipe for baked eggs and truffles. A classic culinary treat for anyone passionate about food and cooking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841192420
Publisher:
Constable & Robinson Limited
Publication date:
03/01/1901
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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