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The New Larousse Gastronomique: The Encyclopedia of Food, Wine & Cookery by Prosper Montagné

The new edition of the Larousse Gastronomique will shortly arrive — with a thump. At 1, pages and nearly 8lb of pulped new larousse gastronomique, the culinary reference bible of French cooking is bigger than ever.

The LG, always the embodiment of the French-food vernacular, now comes with a smattering of parvenus, a scattering of avant-garde techniques and a new wave of international chefs who have broken free of traditional French cuisine.

The avant garde is represented by the so-called molecular chefs new larousse gastronomique creations often involve the transfiguration of common textures to the uncommon.

After that we have M. Thomas Keller of California, another chef using alternative, not-so-Gallic concepts in the kitchen. Then, look under "N", and you will find the entry, "nitrogen, liquid", new larousse gastronomique that is the ingredient these upstarts use to chill their sorbet.

The French cooking bible is back - and bigger than ever

In the hands of these men, olive oil can become a powder, a root vegetable, a biscuit. No need to eat a tomato, these chaps will simply ionise it, then spray it up your nose.

The LG becomes larger with every edition, but if ultimately judged to new larousse gastronomique a flash in the pan, the new wave may be quietly weeded out.

Imagine the reaction of Auguste Escoffier, the acknowledged father of French cheffery, who helped to compile the first LG, published in The impact of Escoffier's strict observation of seasonality and the reduction of the number of ingredients in a single dish has been felt for more than a century and still influences cooking today.

What would he make of some of the more extreme activities in the kitchens of Adria and Blumenthal, where artificial food processing aids, not natural ingredients, are new larousse gastronomique used to bring off culinary feats? As with every new edition, updated every five years, the latest ingredients to become popular in French cuisine are included.

This time we have tonka beans, the black, oblong variety from South America with a "powerful aroma of sweet almonds and freshly cut hay", which are used to perfume cream dishes.

Cactus — or prickly pears — new larousse gastronomique make their debut, along with potimarron, a winter squash with the flavour of sweet chestnut, and eddo, a hairy taro root used primarily for its starch element and not its flavour, described as "insipid.

The rules for making an authentic cassoulet run to over 1, words and specify strictly the use of 30 per cent pork including Toulouse sausage, 70 new larousse gastronomique cent haricot beans, as well as the essential confit goose, duck or mutton.


In spite of the move by many French Michelin-starred chefs away from the old bourgeois cooking towards today's scientific molecular cooking trend, the new LG new larousse gastronomique a renewed interest in the revival new larousse gastronomique traditional, provincial food. This month also sees the publication of I Know How to Cook, a translation of Ginette Mathiot's bestseller, Je Sais Cuisiner, first published inoffering 1, classic recipes.

This is the language of cordon bleu, the perceived right way to do it. It is this that also makes the LG the essential reference point for chefs. Entries have also been regrouped for increased new larousse gastronomique.

Originally created by Prosper Montagne and published inthis essential addition new larousse gastronomique any kitchen has withstood the test of time and become an invaluable source of information for every enthusiastic cook. Without the exaggeration and extravagant distractions of many of today's cookery titles, New Larousse Gastronomique contains recipes, tips, cooking styles and origins for almost every dish in history.


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