Jacques Pepin's Complete Techniques: More Than 1,000 Preparations and Recipes, All Demonstrated in Thousands of Step-by-step Photographs

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Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2001 - Cooking - 830 pages
The fully illustrated bible of cooking techniques from the world's best-known French cook is now in paperback and in one volume for the first time ever.

From a master chef and the current co-star (with Julia Child) of the hit television series "Cooking at Home" comes everything the home cook needs to perfect his or her kitchen skills--assisted by instructive, step-by-step photography. Learn to de-bone a chicken, poach an egg, whisk a perfect bearnaise, knead a tangy sourdough, or bake an exquisite meringue with the perfection and efficiency of a professional chef. Pépin's toothsome and time-tested recipes offer budding chefs the opportunity to put lessons into practice with extraordinary results. This comprehensive, authoritative presentation of cooking technique and practice is sure to become an indispensable part of every home cook's library.

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Excellent book for learning essential skills

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I liked this book so much I bought two more for my Sister and Daughter. This book is a must have for anyone wanting to learn how to prepare things and is full of pictures to show how it is done.Once ... Read full review

This Book is The Gold Standard

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Jacques Pepin gives us every technique weve ever wanted to learn in this comprehensive clear easytofollow book of over 800 pages. There are four or five photographs on almost every page! You have not ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

He served as the personal chef to Charles de Gualle. He earned his degrees in 18th-century French literature at Columbia University. He lives in Madison, Connecticut.

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