Library Journal - Library JournalOne of the first titles in an ambitious new series (the author's Perfect Pasta and Chocolate Desserts are being released simultaneously), this attractive book is filled with color photographs of every ingredient and piece of equipment needed for each recipe, each step of the preparation, special techniques, the finished dish, and possible variations. Willan is the author of the encyclopedic La Varenne Pratique ( LJ 2/15/90) , among many other titles, and the founder of the La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine; the recipes in this collection are in fact like complete cooking lessons. Although the book will primarily appeal to the novice cook, most of the dishes are fairly sophisticated--classic creations from a variety of international cuisines that are suitable for entertaining. Reasonably priced, and a good library item.
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