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Fundamental Techniques of Classic Cuisine

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This volume provides all the essential information techniques for becoming a proficient home cook or a beginning professional chef. It includes more than 650 colour photos showing techniques, preparations, equipment, ingredients, and finished dishes, as well as 200 classic recipes.
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Harry N. Abrams (first published August 1st 2007)
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Heather
Aug 24, 2009 Heather rated it it was amazing
My husband got this for me for Christmas. I was little worried there would be duplication because most of what I cook is Italian or French inspired.

However, this is an OUTSTANDING book for the techniques. It really has enormous value in any serious home cook's kitchen. I used to think the CIA book was the go-to book for serious stuff, but this book is so much more approachable and easy to follow. Not a recipe has failed out of this one.
Anna
Apr 10, 2014 Anna rated it really liked it
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A very in-depth book about French classic cooking techniques, and very professionally presented.
Neat for anyone interested in classic cooking, and with a good vocabulary and photos.

Excellent: spilling tips and secrets from professional kitchens and cooks, showing you clearly the techniques from scratch.
Great for showing a variety of meats and how to cook them too. A lovely, big cookbook.

A bit less excellent: yet there are so many old-fashioned recipes here (with curiously just French onion soup
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