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 Fie 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 to science, a universe filled with wonder. Ginette and Michel gambled on the sky and the high land. Their son Sébastien and his wife, Véronique, live this adventure together with them. It is a great team. To live and work at Puech du Suquet, they chose a bold architecture that suits the high plain of Aubrac, in the heart of the land where Michel Bras sees himself. Local products garnish the tables, as do the silverware and the famous knifes of Laguiole. Aubrac inspires not only Michel Bras' best recipes but also some of his best photographs. More than a simple portrait, essential cuisine, Michel Bras is the work of a great chef in his maturity and an invitation to share his universe.
Author: Michel Bras
Publisher: Ici LA Press
Each of his dishes is a discovery and simplicity itself, and is a happy and inventive cuisine filled with wonder.
Author: Michel Bras, Colette Gouvion, Patrick Mialon
Bras est le créateur d'une cuisine d'émotions toujours renouvelée. Il suffit de voir ses recettes, avant même de goûter : paysages, architectures, harmonies. Le chef se raconte dans chacun de ses plats, incitant à la découverte et à la simplicité. C'est une cuisine gaie, inventive, tout en combinaisons comme l'est sa vie, une cuisine qui "tient plus de l'amour que de la science". C'est aussi tout un univers dont le centre est l'émerveillement. Il y a un couple, Ginette et Michel, dans une relation très forte, qui a fait le "pari de choisir le ciel, la haute nature". Un second couple, Sébastien, le fils naturellement cuisinier, et Véronique, l'hôtesse, ainsi qu'une grande équipe vivent cette aventure. Le Puech du Suquet, leur lieu de vie à l'architecture audacieuse, s'inscrit sur le plateau de l'Aubrac, au cœur d'une terre dans laquelle il se reflète. Les produits locaux ont leur place à table, les couverts comptent avec les lames laguiole, la salle à manger se prolonge directement sur le plateau... qu'ils appellent "notre maison". Et si "l'Aubrac est un rêve", si c'est "sa nature de dépasser les bornes", voilà avant tout une terre nourricière et fertile, une "petite immensité" de silence et de vie. Il a inspiré à Michel quelques-unes de ses meilleures photographies en quête d'essentiel et quand elles témoignent des voyages de l'homme, elles sont respectueuses des êtres et des choses. Michel Bras glane des images comme autant de saveurs rares, qu'il nous donne à déguster. Plus qu'un portrait, voici un livre de cuisinier dans sa maturité, une invitation à la complicité avec son univers.
Dessert recipes, with hand-drawn diagrams, from Michel Bras, a three-star Michelin chef.
Alain Passard is the chef who astonished the food world in 2000 by removing red meat from his three-Michelin-starred Paris restaurant L'Arpège, and dedicating himself to cooking with vegetables, supplied exclusively from his own organic farm. Today L'Arpège is widely acknowledged as one of the world's great restaurants, while its visionary owner has inspired a new generation of chefs. Here is a collection of forty-eight wonderful recipes illustrated with Alain Passard's own joyful collages. The Art of Cooking with Vegetables is made up of unexpected combinations, complex flavors created with a few simple elements, a passion for fresh and seasonal ingredients. Simple, and simply perfect.
Great Chefs of France
Author: Anthony Blake, Quentin Crewe
Let's Eat France!
Author: François-Régis Gaudry
Publisher: Artisan Books
There’s never been a book about food like Let’s Eat France! A book that feels literally larger than life, it is a feast for food lovers and Francophiles, combining the completist virtues of an encyclopedia and the obsessive visual pleasures of infographics with an enthusiast’s unbridled joy. Here are classic recipes, including how to make a pot-au-feu, eight essential composed salads, pâté en croûte, blanquette de veau, choucroute, and the best ratatouille. Profiles of French food icons like Colette and Curnonsky, Brillat-Savarin and Bocuse, the Troigros dynasty and Victor Hugo. A region-by-region index of each area’s famed cheeses, charcuterie, and recipes. Poster-size guides to the breads of France, the wines of France, the oysters of France—even the frites of France. You’ll meet endive, the belle of the north; discover the croissant timeline; understand the art of tartare; find a chart of wine bottle sizes, from the tiny split to the Nebuchadnezzar (the equivalent of 20 standard bottles); and follow the family tree of French sauces. Adding to the overall delight of the book is the random arrangement of its content (a tutorial on mayonnaise is next to a list of places where Balzac ate), making each page a found treasure. It’s a book you’ll open anywhere—and never want to close.
Author: Eric Briffard, Chihiro Masui
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited
A glimpse inside the prestigious Le Cinq restaurant, housed in Paris' most luxurios restaurant, Four Seasons George V.
Eleven Madison Park
Author: Daniel Humm, Will Guidara
Publisher: Little, Brown
Eleven Madison Park is one of New York City's most popular fine-dining establishments, where Chef Daniel Humm marries the latest culinary techniques with classical French cuisine. Under the leadership of Executive Chef Daniel Humm and General Manager Will Guidara since 2006, the restaurant has soared to new heights and has become one of the premier dining destinations in the world. ELEVEN MADISON PARK: THE COOKBOOK is a sumptuous tribute to the unforgettable experience of dining in the restaurant. The book features more than 125 sophisticated recipes, arranged by season, adapted for the home cook, and accompanied by stunning full-color photographs by Francesco Tonelli. !--EndFragment--
Le Livre Blanc
Author: Anne-Sophie Pic
Publisher: Jacqui Small
Le Livre Blanc is a cookbook that reinvents cuisine. Anne-Sophie Pic has taken the long-established culinary traditions of her family and her country, and re-imagined them through a contemporary and exhilarating approach to texture, form and flavor. The book includes 50 recipes that, like those of another culinary inventor, Heston Blumenthal, both inspire and amaze. From foams and emulsions, to working with sous-vide and siphons, the recipes transform the everyday, and the not-so-everyday, into the extraordinary. Throughout the book Pic delivers insights into her creative process, including the interplay of imagination and memory in creating dishes, and the associations between flavours and textures that make her cooking unique.
The first real cookbook for cocktails, featuring 500 recipes from the wolrd's premier mixologist, Dale DeGroff. Covering the entire breadth of this rich subject, The Craft of the Cocktail provides much more than merely the same old recipes: it delves into history, personalities, and anecdotes; it shows you how to set up a bar, master important techniques, and use tools correctly; and it delivers unique concoctions, many featuring DeGroff’s signature use of fresh juices, as well as all the classics. It begins with the history of spirits, how they’re made (but without too much boring science), the development of the mixed drink, and the culture it created, all drawn from DeGroff’s vast library of vintage cocktail books. Then on to stocking the essential bar, choosing the right tools and ingredients, and mastering key techniques—the same information that DeGroff shares with the bartenders he trains in seminars and through his videos. And then the meat of the matter: 500 recipes, including everything from tried-and-true classics to of-the-moment originals. Throughout are rich stories, vintage recipes, fast facts, and other entertaining asides. Beautiful color photographs and a striking design round out the cookbook approach to this subject, highlighting the difference between an under-the-bar handbook and a stylish, full-blown treatment. The Craft of the Cocktail is that treatment, destined to become the bible of the bar. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Vivien Weise
Publisher: Prospect Books (UK)
The weeds of the field and garden have two big advantages in the kitchen: firstly, they are free to anyone; secondly, they contain any amount of dietary goodness, often not so readily available from the anaemic products of the hothouse and intensive farm. And what is really needed is a set of recipes to turn them into everybody’s favourite supper. This Vivien Weise provides in spades. With plenty of clear illustrations of the plants in question - ensuring that every reader will be able to identify the quarry when out gathering - Vivien has created a series of vegetarian dishes (all the recipes are meat-free) with a defiantly modern slant: comfrey hamburgers, daisy ginger soup, dandelion salad with a banana yoghurt sauce, dead nettle aubergine spread, ground elder layered pancakes, and many more. The great charm of this book is that you can go into the vegetable plot with two baskets: one for dinner and one for the compost heap. While gathering your supper, you weed the garden. In the popular weed-cookery courses that Vivien gives at her home in Germany, she demonstrates the culinary value of upwards of a hundred different plants.
From earthy bistro fare to elegant classics, French cuisine is one of the most versatile in the world. But who has the time for complicated, time-consuming recipes? With The Everything Easy French Cookbook, you'll learn how to recreate classic and contemporary French dishes right at home, without complex cooking techniques or hours of work, including: Chouquettes Soupe Vichyssoise Salade Lyonnaise Coq au Vin Steak Tartare Pommes Dauphines Madeleines Profiteroles au Chocolat French cook and food blogger Cecile Delarue provides you with tips and time-saving techniques, along with clear, step-by-step instructions for 300 satisfying and truly delicious hors d'oeuvres, entrees, and desserts. In no time, you'll have a repertoire of weeknight dinners and special-occasion meals in the grand French tradition.
Author: Giada De Laurentiis
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Outlines the author's year-round approach to enjoying a happy and healthy lifestyle based on strategic wellness practices, nutritious foods, and occasional indulgences.