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WARNING! Please browse in shop before buying!,
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This review is from: Larousse Gastronomique (Hardcover)
One star due to presentation, and another for informative written content.
HOWEVER, This is not the English translation of Larousse's Comme un Chef. I wish I'd looked in the shop. Downside is, most retailers have the cellophane around it, so I peaked in the softback and I'm assuming it's the same thing.
It truly is an encyclopaedia. It is laid out and looks like one. It doesn't have as many pics as 'Comme un Chef' which is highly disappointing. My only comfort I guess is I got it for 35GBP instead of 60GBP RRP.
Interesting that some Chefs put their names behind it and call it a bible. I'm not convinced. I have 'Comme un Chef' and it is leagues above the recent outing by Larousse. That book was more expensive, but perhaps that has exposed my naivety. :-(
It may be for some people, but I'd advise people to serious browse through the book cover to cover, else it could end up being an expensive door stop.