A life in the kitchen Hardcover – 29 Jan 2009
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Roux's magnanimity - along with his passion for food and serious work ethic - shine through... the recipes in it are accessible, uncomplicated and wonderfully tempting (METRO)
Michel Roux Jr is one of Britain's finest chefs... it's fascinating stuff for anyone interested in classic French cookery... Fabulous. (FRESH)
elegant French recipes, such as duck confit, lobster with garlic butter and pink praline tart, that should appeal to any cook. (SQUARE MEAL)
Michel Roux Jnr's autobiography-cum-cookbook is half food memoir, half French recipe collection and wholly engrossing. Roux's anecdotes provide a fascinating window on a life spent pioneering French haute cuisine as a member of the UK's defining culinarly dynasty. (CATERER & HOTELKEEPER)
The life - and life behind the scenes - of one of Britain's best-known chefs.See all Product Description
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The book is a mixture of autobiography and recipes, and both aspects reveal an honest, down-to-earth and humourous personality which one might not expect given the cool, disciplined magnificence of Le Gavroche. The recipes vary between simple and challenging, but in many instances one gets the feeling that the results are achievable, if the ability is present, rather like a musician interpreting a classical piece.
Michel's tales are full of fun and intrigue, outlining the antics of youth, the sexual tension in the kitchen, and of course the ongoing pursuit for the highest standards in food. The book is also revealing in its insights into how a restaurant is run, with interesting and varied accounts spanning the author's own career.
This is a fascinating and utterly joyous book, which succinctly represents the sheer talent and charisma of this wonderful chef and his love of food.
Some nice recipes too, better than another one of his books I already have.
The recipes range from basic level (but insightful) to things too complicated for this amateur cook to try, but it's a pleasurable and insightful read.
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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED + Good value for money!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this for my husband after we visited La Gavroche. Lovely book with some exciting recipes to try.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Wonderful book! Part autobiography, part recipe. Aspiring chefs would find it inspirational as would anyone who just loves to cook at home.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
A well written book that tells the story behind his recipes/meals as you work your way through the book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Cazza29
This one of the very best cooking book in the UK, from one of our masterchefs, Michel Roux Jr.Published 10 months ago by L. Berges