The Chef’s Répertoire
American Technical Publishers, Inc
In 1914 Auguste Escoffier’s protégé Louis Saulnier first published Répertoire de la Cuisine, helping professional chefs everywhere use intermediate to advanced-level French cuisine in their kitchens without wielding Escoffier’s massive creation into their batter-splattered kitchens. With no methods, it was more of an aide-mémoire than a cookbook; that’s the idea with Gui Alinat’s new nod to Saulnier’s creation. But where Saulnier’s focus was Escoffier classics, Alinat’s version sorts culinary terms of relevance in the States, such as shrimp Creole and country gravy, in alphabetical order for ease of reference.