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This review is from: Foolproof French Cookery (Hardcover)
No wonder this book is out of print. It is a poor selection of basic, uninspiring and undesirable recipes that are easily available in other very ordinary books. It demonstrates no french techniques and is the most disappointing cookery book I have ever bought. It is not worthy of Raymond Blanc.
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Initial post: 8 Mar 2011 11:32:43 GMT
D. McMahon says:
Oh dear. French cooking isn't all just about technique you know. Sometimes it's just straightforward ingredients, cooked simply at home without any fuss. That's what this book is about. It's not about showboating, it's not about food snobbery, it's not about trying to impress people. I have many more technical and fancy cook books but constantly come back to this one. Many of the recipes have the name '...Maman Blanc' at the end - could this somehow be the type of food his mother cooked for him? Or that inspired him to become a chef in the first place? Say it can't be so! And not a Sous Vide in sight? How dare he bring out such a simple book of classic french home cooking that just about anyone can have a crack at!!!
Everyone can have an opinion but to give this book 1 star shows either nauseating snobbery from the type of bores that like to refer to themselves as 'Foodies' (please get over yourselves!) or a clear misunderstanding of what this book is trying to achieve.
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