Alain Ducasse book pair

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Alain Ducasse book pair

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#1 Grand Livre de Cuisine: Culinary Encylopedia

World-renowned French chef Alain Ducasse believes that food arouses all the senses. In this sumptuous book, he takes us on a culinary journey for both eye and palate. Here he shares the culinary experience, knowledge, and love of ingredients he has refined over the past 25 years. 

Today, Ducasse feeds his passion for cooking through restaurants all over the world and a professional-level cooking school. He is now ready to bring his know-how and enthusiasm to American professional chefs and experienced home cooks, providing 700 recipes from French and Mediterranean cuisine that incorporate 100 basic ingredients and use 10 major cooking styles. Each dish is described in full, with recipes for accompaniments included; complete instructions for plating the entire dish are given as well. An appendix offers an encyclopedia of ingredients as well as basic recipes (sauces, stocks, and so on). Illustrated with more than 1,000 photographs and original drawings, Grand Livre de Cuisine will be an indispensable reference-and inspiration-for years to come.

#2 Grand Livre De Cuisine: Alain Ducasses's Desserts and Pastries

In this magnificent volume, the second in the "Grand Livre de Cuisine" series, celebrated chefs Alain Ducasse and Frederic Robert comprehensively cover the art of making desserts, pastries, candy and breads. Everything is here - mousses and fondants; cookies and cakes; ice creams and sorbets; bonbons and nougats; and, fruit tarts, profiteroles, and sweet crepes. The book's 250 mouth-watering recipes range from traditional treats such as peach melba, candied apples, and oeufs a la neige to audacious concoctions such as tropical fruit-stuffed ravioli and coconut-encrusted lollipops. Decidedly French yet international in flavour, the book presents the authors' masterful takes on American cheesecake; Italian cannolis, zuppa inglese, and tiramisu; and, the Austrian confections known as viennoiseries. Organized by main ingredient, the 'Grand Livre"s structure epitomizes Ducasse's philosophy of cooking and baking, which holds that culinary techniques should accentuate and enhance an ingredient's true nature, not mask it. The book features more than 650 colour photographs and cross-sectional drawings that clearly display the internal 'architecture' of some of the more complex creations.