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4.12  ·  Rating details ·  194 ratings  ·  13 reviews
The egg is the simplest and most complete food, highly nutritious and versatile enough for the quickest of meals or the smartest of dinner parties. It’s also a favorite of pâtissiers and dessert chefs. Michael Roux--for many years a chef at the top of his profession and a global traveler with a passion for different cuisines--is the ideal author to take a new look at one o ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published February 24th 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (first published October 7th 2005)
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Aug 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: любители яиц
A splendid oeuvre on the oeuf, with captivating photogroeufs. Would that I had a choeuf to souffl an oeuf or fry an Ei.
Jul 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
My all time favorite cook book! Makes good use of my chickens! Not a recipe in it I haven't liked so far!
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Good book with some of the best layout/pictures I've seen. There wasn't much here in terms of tips and technique (although it had more than most cookbooks) as it was mostly recipes (which looked delicious!)
Sep 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Love the cookbook for all its technicalities on the cooking, frying, poaching, scrambling of eggs. And these are only a few of the methods used.

Not all recipes have a low threshold for home cooking, some are very time consuming and others have harder-to-get ingredients. But that goes with the territory of a Michelin-star chef.

I already have some favourite recipes and as a huge lover of eggs I intend to try them all.
Oct 01, 2008 rated it liked it
Great cookbook to learn any egg-cookery related skill. Not great for all around meals, but hey, you'll learn to make great poached eggs, deep-fried eggs, any sort of scramble, omelet, soft-hard boiled… the list goes on.
Apr 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Very good and reliable book. Very detailed and precise in all recipes that I tried. It might be luck but all my Souffles from the book came out perfect. A must have in every cook kitchen either amateur or professional.
Mauro Kaliski
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excelente livro, indico a todos!!
Feb 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Pg 290 chocolate sabayon. Divine!
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I skimmed it. While the technique parts are clear and helpful, none of the recipes are things I would make at home.
Warot Rodolph
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely brilliant
If you thought you knew about eggs, well think again and read this masterpiece!
So worth it!
Feb 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
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I juts bought it! The recipes look great, can't wait to try them!
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