Gourmet's Tour de France Cookbook
The Gourmet's Tour de France Cookbook explores 27 great French restaurants and their recipes. For fans of France and its cuisine, this cookbook is both journey and food inside one culinary masterpiece. If you love bringing home some of your travels into the kitchen, this will really be a special book for you.
Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 176 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Author: Henry Viard
Description: The ultimate gourmet experience is re-created each day at the greatest restaurants of France, where the excellence of their specialties is equaled by enchanting surroundings. Under the joyful and knowledgeable guidance of Henry Viard, the esteemed French food critic, The Gourmet's Tour de France visits 27 of these restaurants, chosen for their beautiful decor and sublime food, superbly presented.
After a lively introduction to the tradition of French gourmet cooking, the author presents each of the restaurants in his engaging manner. From Paris, home of Maxim's and La Tour d'Argent, we travel to the provinces, to Paul Bocuse near Lyons, Oustau de Baumaniere in Provence, and I'Auberge de l'Ill in Alsace. Color photographs convey the ambiance of the interiors -- guests dining at elegantly set tables, the staff at work in the kitchen, the wine cellars, the exquisite food platters -- as well as their magnificent surroundings.
But to experience the full flavor of this book the reader will want to take the opportunity to prepare some of the outstanding recipes from these restaurants. For each of these great chefs has revealed the recipes for some of his specialties. Among the 102 recipes adapted for home preparation are bouillabaisse en gelle a la fleur d'anis from the Grill de 1'1-16tel de Paris; feuillete d'huitres et de Saint-Jacques aux epinards from Le Grand Vefour; and miroir au citron vert from La Vieille Fontaine. A color plate of each dish shows it beautifully presented, in ways the home cook can follow or adapt.
An index of famous gourmands, a table of the recipes, a map of the restaurants' locations, and inserts containing details on opening hours and nearby tourist attractions round out this testimony to the universality of epicureanism, which will delight gourmet cooks, travelers, and lovers of French food alike.
Condition: Good condition with just a small nick at the corner tip of the front jacket..
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