Peter Hertzmann

Peter Hertzmann

Author and Historian

https://www.hertzmann.com/
Peter Hertzmann is a passionate cook, and educator with years of teaching to his name, and culinary historian. He is a professionally trained cook, completing ‘stage’ placements in several high end restaurants in France. He has taught in a local jail and professional cooking schools. Peter is a regular contributor to the Oxford Symposium on Food and many other international meetings. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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Behind the Cookbook: 50 Ways to Cook a Carrot

Behind the Cookbook: 50 Ways to Cook a Carrot

Peter Hertzmann believes that learning to cook involves learning about methods, not simply following recipes. His new book 50 Ways to Cook a Carrot, uses the root vegetable to demonstrate a whole battery of kitchen skills, from julienning and braising, to transforming carrots into meringues, foams, and powder. Peter explains the reasons for writing the book, who it’s for – and why carrots…

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Peter's favorite cookbooks

The Royal Cookery Book

The Royal Cookery Book

By Jules Gouffé

Also Le livre de Conserves (1869) and Le livre de Pâtisserie (1873) by the same author. These works are each a bible unto themselves. Later editions often contain the same words but cheapened the printing. The original with the chromoliths was really the coffee-table book of the 19th century. Each of the three books was translated beautifully into English by Alphonse Gouffé, his brother.

Larousse Gastronomique

Larousse Gastronomique

By Prosper Montagné

The original 1938 edition pulled together all French cooking and practice from the end of the monarchy to the pre-WWII era. Later editions were extensively revised and are not the same book.

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