The fully illustrated bible of cooking techniques from the world's best-known French cook is now in paperback and in one volume for the first time ever.
From a master chef and the current co-star (with Julia Child) of the hit television series "Cooking at Home" comes everything the home cook needs to perfect his or her kitchen skills--assisted by instructive, step-by-step photography. Learn to de-bone a chicken, poach an egg, whisk a perfect bearnaise, knead a tangy sourdough, or bake an exquisite meringue with the perfection and efficiency of a professional chef. Pã©pin's toothsome and time-tested recipes offer budding chefs the opportunity to put lessons into practice with extraordinary results. This comprehensive, authoritative presentation of cooking technique and practice is sure to become an indispensable part of every home cook's library.
Pépin's two classic texts, LA TECHNIQUE and LA METHODE, have been combined into one hefty cookbook that gives the complete lowdown on how to perform the basic tasks needed for truly fine cooking: from tying a roast, separating eggs, and shucking oysters to folding napkins and icing a vodka bottle.