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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 11 Nov 2013
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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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Initial post: 4 Oct 2014 20:55:18 BDT
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G. Thomas says:
I like the review because I'm also a great fan of French cuisine and also of beautifully produced books such as this one. The dream of creating the dishes may be greater than the reality but who cares if the enjoyment of cooking and reading are more or less equal! I am, perhaps, not expressing myself very well but I hope you do understand the voice of a kindred spirit.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Oct 2014 02:04:35 BDT
Sorry slow replying, got busy. Nice to know I'm not the only one who likes to read cookery books just for pleasure. Kindred spirits indeed.
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