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Bernard, Francoise; Ducasse, Alain

Good Cuisine

Francoise Bernard and Alain Ducasse make for an unusual, yet highly complimentary culinary pairing. Francoise Bernard is the author of one of the touchstones of French cooking, Les Recettes Faciles, which has inspired generations of cooks. She continues to reach millions of her countrywomen with her message of economical, simple cooking via her television appearances. Alain Ducasse is a master chef and restauranteur know the world over for his three star Michelin restaurants in Paris and Monaco, and for the extraordinary experience he offers those who dine at Ducasse in Manhattan. They move in different spheres, yet are heirs to a common culinary tradition.
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Michel Bras

Essential Cuisine

Michel Bras is a three star Michelin Chef, the owner of an extraordinary inn located in one of the most beautiful spots in France, but he is much more than that. He is the author of a cuisine filled with fresh emotions. Each of his dishes is a discovery and simplicity itself. It is a happy and inventive cuisine. It is a cuisine that owes more to love than science, a universe filled with wonder.
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Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle and Simone Beck

40th Anniversary, Mastering the Art of French Cooking : Volume One

Forty years ago Mastering the Art of French Cooking ignited America's passion for good food, and brought that food into our homes. It remains as essential today as it was then--a great teaching cookbook and the preeminent French cookbook for the American kitchen.
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Alain Ducasse

Provence of Alain Ducasse

The world-renowned chef shares his secrets of Provence with recipes, addresses and places. Alain Ducasse has a grounded obsession, a secret garden, a protected territory–namely, Provence. Ducasse is, of course, familiar with all the well-known locations, but in this book he chooses to highlight places off the beaten track: the best markets, wineries, villages, the best terraces to have your aperitif. In each chapter, you will find those addresses and phone numbers for guidance. He even includes many recipes to inspire you in the kitchen.
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Auguste Escoffier

Ma Cuisine

New paperback edition of the classic. Auguste Escoffier was the "King of Chefs and Chef of Kings," a founder of London's famed Savoy Hotel, and probably the greatest cook of all time. Among the sublime tastes elegantly presented here: Hot Lobster Mousse; Chestnut Croquettes; and Meringue with Custard Cream. A complete cooking course in one volume!

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Freddy Girardet

Girardet : Recipes from a Master of French Cuisine

During the heady glory days of haute cuisine in the 1970s, gourmands from around the world dined at fine restaurants in Paris, Lyons, Roanne, and other parts of France. Yet another illustrious culinary destination was located in a renovated town hall in a village outside of Lausanne, Switzerland, where Frédy Girardet was creating sublime French cuisine to international acclaim, earning three Michelin stars. Chef Girardet entered semiretirement in 1996, and now, 20 years after the publication of his landmark first cookbook, the eagerly anticipated second book has arrived. Over 100 classic recipes are presented, including signature dishes with such classic Girardet ingredients as foie gras, truffles, and citrus.
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Hamersley, Gordon

Bistro Cooking at Home : More Than 150 Classic and Contemporary Dishes

2004 IACP Award Winner for Chefs and Restaurants Category
; Bistro cooking--bold and full-flavored--is more like the best home cooking than restaurant fare, featuring slow-cooked stews, exquisitely roasted chickens, perfectly seared steaks, vibrant salads, fresh fruit tarts, and comforting custards. Now Gordon Hamersley of acclaimed Hamersley’s Bistro in Boston helps home cooks bring these classic dishes into their own kitchens.

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Madeleine Kamman

When French Women Cook

Long lauded as one of the world's most revered culinary instructors, French-born Madeleine Kamman's career arose from remarkably humble beginnings in central France. As a young woman, Madeleine got her training by working in a family restaurant in Touraine and in the kitchens of France's most respected regional cooks, who nourished her appetite for the tradition, rigor, and personal nature of cooking. Over 250 recipes for the simple dishes she learned at their sides illustrate her evocative reminiscences of a bygone era in rural France. Part travelogue, part social history, part instruction manual, this classic is required reading for anyone who wants to know more about the life, times, and tastes of a woman who has helped shape American cooking.
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Librairie Larousse

Larousse Gastronomique : The World's Greatest Culinary Encyclopedia, Revised Edition

This extensively revised edition features 200 new recipes (3,500 in all), 400 new reference entries, new full-color photographs, a handy ribbon marker, and an appealing, contemporary new design and package. And, for the first time ever, entries on American cuisine!
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Peter Mayle

French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew

A joyous exploration and celebration of the infinite gastronomic pleasures of France. Ranging far from his adopted Provence, Peter Mayle now travels to every corner of the country armed with knife, fork, and corkscrew. He takes us to tiny, out-of-the-way restaurants, three-star Michelin wonders, local village markets, annual festivals, and blessed vineyards. Includes a few recipes.
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Keith McNally; Riad Nasr; Lee Hanson

Balthazar Cookbook

Magnificent classic French brasserie recipes from one of the most celebrated restaurants in the country. The Balthazar Cookbook is already creating a buzz among food lovers and critics as the first major French cookbook since Patricia Wells's Paris Cookbook. Started by Keith McNally in 1997, Balthazar quickly became a New York hot spot, famed for its star-studded clientele, its lively, friendly atmosphere, and its superbly prepared versions of the "comfort" foods served up in Parisian brasseries. Beautifully designed and enhanced with glorious full-color and black-and-white photographs, The Balthazar Cookbook captures the restaurant's incomparable style and offers more than 100 recipes from its signature dishes.

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Jacques Pépin

Jacques Pépin's Complete Techniques: More Than 1,000 Basic Preparations and Recipes, All Demonstrated in Step-by-Step Photographs

"This is a seminal work, and like no other. Jacques Pépin is not only a renowned chef, a foremost authority on French cuisine, and a great teacher; also, as all of us know who have seen him in action, he is truly a master technician. For us to have all this information in our hands, fully illustrated and explained, is indeed a treasure." -Julia Child
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James Peterson

Glorious French Food : A Fresh Approach to the Classics

2003 James Beard Award Winner! Mediterranean Category
; His award-winning books have won the praise of The New York Times and Gourmet magazine as well as such culinary luminaries as chefs Daniel Boulud, Jeremiah Tower, and Alice Waters. Now James Peterson brings his tremendous stores of culinary knowledge, energy, and imagination to this fresh and inspiring look at the classic dishes of French cuisine.
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Mort Rosenblum

A Goose in Toulouse and Other Culinary Adventures in France

In France, you are what you eat, and no one knows this better than Mort Rosenblum. Here, this internationally acclaimed journalist and James Beard Award-winning food writer for his last book, Olives, applies his superb nose for news and fine fare to the food-drenched culture of a country that takes its cuisine as seriously as its politics.
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Patricia Wells

Food Lover's Guide to Paris, 4th edition

An inveterate explorer of all things culinary, Patricia Wells brings us the very best of Paris: not only unforgettable evenings in her foolproof selection of restaurants, bistros, and cafes, but the places to find the flakiest croissants, earthiest charcuteries, sublimest cheeses, most knowledgeable wine merchants, gleaming pots and pans, and the holy grail of breads, pain Poilane.
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Patricia Wells

Paris Cookbook

Celebrated author of Foodlovers' Guide to Paris and French food authority Patricia Wells explores the mouth-watering food of Paris in this unique collection of recipes, resources, and tips.
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