Ma Gastronomie

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Since its first publication in France in 1969, Fernand Point’s Ma Gastronomie has taken its place among the true classics of French gastronomy, alongside works of Carême, Lucien Tendret, and Escoffier. This essential volume is as celebrated for Point’s wise, witty, and provocative views on food as for his remarkable, inventive recipes—over 200 of them—carefully compiled from his handwritten notes.

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Overview

Since its first publication in France in 1969, Fernand Point’s Ma Gastronomie has taken its place among the true classics of French gastronomy, alongside works of Carême, Lucien Tendret, and Escoffier. This essential volume is as celebrated for Point’s wise, witty, and provocative views on food as for his remarkable, inventive recipes—over 200 of them—carefully compiled from his handwritten notes.

An undisputed creative genius of French gastronomy and founder of the legendary La Pyramide restaurant, halfway between Paris and the Riviera, Fernand Point revolutionized French cuisine—purified it, simplified it—building on its traditions and creating his own versions of the great classical dishes. His peers called him Le Roi and during his reign over French cuisine there were few important world celebrities and no serious gourmet who didn’t make the journey to dine at La Pyramide. His celebrated disciples, Paul Bocuse, Alain Chapel, and Jean and Pierre Troisgros, are among the world’s greatest French chefs, and his devotées include internationally acclaimed chefs Thomas Keller and Charlie Trotter. As one of his three-star disciples, François Bise, said, “Point was an artist. It’s difficult to say enough about him.” In that spirit, it is not unfounded to assert that no cookbook collection is truly complete without a copy of Ma Gastronomie.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585679614
  • Publisher: Overlook Press, The
  • Publication date: 10/30/2008
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 472,303
  • Product dimensions: 7.62 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.93 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    It's very unfortunate for people to offer up only a 2-star revie

    It's very unfortunate for people to offer up only a 2-star review for such a brilliant book w/out providing at least some reason why they didn't care for it. I can venture a guess, and expect the negative reviews came from folks looking for 15-minute recipes a 12 year-old could follow. Ma Gastronomie wasn't written for the home cook who is just trying to put something on the table. It was meant for people that really want to cook. If you take the time and really try, this book will change your world. Don't give a 2-star review to, at the very least, a 4-star book just because it was beyond you. Take the challenge!

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