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About the BookAn American translation of the definitive Guide Culinaire, the Escoffier Cookbook includes weights, measurements, quantities, and terms according to American usage. Features 2,973 recipes.
Book SynopsisAn American translation of the definitive "Guide Culinaire," the classic guide to French "haute cuisine," the "Escoffier Cookbook" includes weights, measurements, quantities, and terms according to American usage. Features 2,973 recipes.
About the AuthorAuguste Escoffier (1946-1935) was a French chef considered to be the father of haute cuisine. Much of his culinary technique was a simplified and modernized version of Marie-Antoine Carême's elaborate style. Escoffier's 1903 text Le Guide Culinaire is still used as both a cookbook and a textbook today. He helped codify the five fundamental mother sauces of French cuisine: béchamel, espagnole, velouté, hollandaise, and tomate. Kaiser Wilhelm II called him the Emperor of Chefs.