Memories of Gascony Hardcover – 14 Feb 1990
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Arranged in four chapters to match the seasons, this is Pierre Koffmann's illustrated collection of recipes and reminiscences from his grandparents' Gascony farmhouse.
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I still refer to this book on many occasions..
Here are some reasons why:
In today's era of the celebrity chef, Koffmann is a refreshing anomaly. His only concessions to stardom are the two books he has written - Memories of Gascony and La Tante Claire, Recipes From A Master Chef. But even these are not the glossy tomes favoured by some of his more egotistical counterparts. Instead, they are well-written accounts of his roots and his working life before and after the birth of La Tante Claire, dotted with recipes that have inspired him along the way. The former won him the prestigious Glenfiddich award in 1990.
This is a beautiful book about farmhouse cooking in rural Gascony. Wonderful seasonal recipes from a true chef.
As Gordon Ramsay once commented, "There is no doubt that Mr Koffmann is a very grumpy man when he is in the kitchen, but there is also no doubt about his genius and I'm incredibly lucky to have been able to work under him. His culinary flair has really shaped the restaurant scene in the country quite unlike any other person."
Marco Pierre White was another chef to have been lucky enough to work with the great man.
I would highly recommend this book to any cook who loves real food made with love and passion, the fig and walnut chutney is one that I have been using since my first time reading this book..
I will not go into detail about all the recipes & stories but will urge you to purchase this new Re-print....
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