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The French Kitchen: 200 Recipes From the Master of French Cooking

The French Kitchen: 200 Recipes From the Master of French Cooking [Kindle Edition]

Michel Roux Jr.
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A collection of 200 classic French dishes...The French Kitchen takes an effort-is-no-object approach to both shopping and cooking...The French Kitchen operates on several levels. Cook the hard stuff, cook the easy stuff, or just flick through to boggle at the recipe for grilled horse fillet, French bistro style (Emma Sturgess METRO)

From Masterchef Pro judge Michel Roux, this excellent book compiles the classics of French cuisine, from rustic to haute cuisine, for the adventurous home chef (FOOD & WINE MAGAZINE)

Michel Roux's lovely collection of French soul food is guaranteed to seduce us all over again... the Gallic charm of these recipes is irresistible, as are the culinary aphorisms with which they are embellished: 'You have to love either what you are going to eat, or the person you are cooking for' is my favourite (Jane Shilling DAILY MAIL)

There are some exquisite recipes and beautiful photographs in Michel Roux Jr's first book for three years... it doesn't disappoint, it's an inspiring read (CHOICE)

Certainly recommended for the serious cook looking to raise their game (Cate Devine THE HERALD (GLASGOW))

Roux Jr is clear that chefs will always need to master the basic techniques - to be able to roast a joint or bird on the bone, to braise, to grill, to poach and to be able to make a decent sauce. The book is a crash course - or if you are a professional chef, a refresher - in these essential skills... for professional chefs who want to remind themselves of some of the basic skills and techniques of French cooking, it could be a very useful reference indeed (CATERER & HOTELKEEPER)

Food doesn't get much more elegant - or, indeed - simple, than that featured in the pages of Michel Roux Jr's beautiful new title, The French Kitchen. The doyen of classic French cuisine provides sumptuous recipes in this lovingly-written and beautifully-photographed title... a must-buy for any fans of simple, time-honoured flavours (SHROPSHIRE STAR)

A truly tasty cookery book, The French Kitchen by Michel Roux Jr. His first for three years, the book takes you through more than 200 classic recipes using the very best ingredients (THE PEOPLE)

With its beautiful photography, the book will encourage you to re-create French provincial cookery in your own kitchen (FRANCE MAGAZINE)

Not only will you find definitive recipes for moules marinieres, you'll also learn how to knock together the likes of snails with Chartreuse and hazlenuts, and crispy wild boar head... There's much to broaden your repertoire (Ben McCormack SQUARE MEAL LIFESTYLE)

When it comes to refined, bistro-style cooking, Michel Roux Jr is the chef you want in your kitchen - but delicate doesn't have to mean difficult. These recipes from the Michelin maestro are surprisingly simple and completely delicious (GREAT BRITISH FOOD MAGAZINE)

When it comes to French cuisine, Michel Roux Jr is the only chef we'd trust to teach us the basics' (EAT IN)

Book Description

A classic and inspirational culinary guide to regional French cooking from Britain's master chef.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 46488 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (24 Oct 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DVL63WE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #29,972 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Curate's Egg - good in parts 17 Nov 2013
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Recipes clear and well presented. But there are some 'obvious' dishes that appear in most cookbooks. And there are rather too many unusual ingredients for the home Cook.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 11 Nov 2013
By Alison Towers VINE VOICE
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I must admit I pounced on this when I saw it had the recipe for beer soup that was on the telly the other night, without the very appetising little choux buns but what looks like a very tasty alternative. Since becoming older and less sturdy in the dentine department I have become a huge fan of terrines and mousses and there are some absolute cracking examples in here. I am positively twitching to get on and start on the ham mousse. The little mutton pies look delicious, and his scrambled eggs and chicken choux buns are making my mouth water just thinking about them. Haven't got my apron yet, and you may ask why I'm reviewing before cooking. This is Michel Roux Jnr, as if the recipes won't work perfectly. Apart from wrestling with a pig's head, or foraging through the entire mort of England to find a full foie gras, I'm prepared to try any of the recipes on faith as its inconceivable he would present any recipe that isn't out of this world delicious. If you don't cook, and have no intentions of cooking, then just reading this book feels like one step away from sitting in a restaurant actually eating, they look that good. Decades ago I found a fully illustrated book of Escoffier recipes, and never cooked a single one, although I have often browsed through it over the years. I cannot say the same of any of the family Roux books. They are all pretty dog eared and stained now from sitting open amongst the detritus on my kitchen worktop.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved reading it. 15 Nov 2013
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Very good recipes. Can be quite difficult to do but a good insight into French cooking . Shows how they use different parts of meat that we don t normally use.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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While a delightfully produced book full of enticing recipes the ingredients of midst of these recipes seem to me to be extremely difficult to source certainly in the north of England where I live. I wish I could make a lot of these recipes but the exotic or rather strange ingredients have put me off trying. I wish that this was not the case and I will ask my local butcher but fear that he may think me mad!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Goodies 2 May 2014
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I wanted this book as a solid record of some of the more modern classics from Le Gavroche, and it has done just that. Probably lacking in photo's my modern standards, but the recipes are nice and clear. An all round good book. I would also like abit more of a narrative, I like to READ my cookbooks too.

Good recipes, but by a 2nd hand one....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great cookbook 5 Jan 2014
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Masterly elegant recipes which deliver joy to the eye as well as delights to the taste buds. We especially like the elegant, pretty leek terrine.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good 21 Dec 2013
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There are a few repeats here & some ingredients [& recipes] are a little unlikely to be used for mid-week menus. M Roux does have a great ability to enthuse & following his recipes will not disappoint
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 16 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Such a lovely book with wonderful recipes explained in an interesting and informative way. Cant wait to try them all
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by mrs l graham
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Roux essential to your collection!
Michel Jr has provided the recipes for elegant and classic dishes, and the ultimate HOW TO for presentation! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Addicted to cooking
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Some recipes really gripped my imagination..
Published 3 months ago by mick shorter
5.0 out of 5 stars A French kitchen masterclass
La bonne cuisine est la base du veritable bonheur, this book creates the foundation for happiness through food, simply a classic.
Published 5 months ago by toppers review
5.0 out of 5 stars the French Kitchen
I found this book to be a good read and have tried some of the recipes. I can recommend the Pear and Almond Tart
Published 6 months ago by carole Clough
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Recipes & Beautiful Illustrations
A friend showed me her copy having tried and triumphed with one of Michel Roux Jr's mouthwatering desserts for a family get-together over Easter. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Penny
5.0 out of 5 stars My wife was pleased.
Bought as a present after my wife mentioned her interest after seeing a review - but she regards Michael Roux as the greatest chef ever, however being French herself she may be... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mr. B. Donovan
5.0 out of 5 stars My review of 200 recipes from the Master of French Cooking
We have lived in FRance for 20 years ang we love French Cooking.
I have a Cordon Bleu course and I collect French, English, Spanish, Swedish and Norwegian recepies. Read more
Published 7 months ago by eva bockman pedersen
5.0 out of 5 stars The best!
An excellent book from our Masterchef friend. Great attention to details, and easy to achieve sophisticated recipes to impress you friends!
Published 8 months ago by Andy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great French Cookbook
Only that its really heavy! It was not the ideal present to ship overseas but the book itself is great.
Published 9 months ago by London Gal
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