Chef and Food Researcher
A bible. But what I like more are the forewords of Escoffier that really show why he was a genius, and how well he sensed the spirit of his times to create a change in how kitchen's were organised. Also, I really like some of the old techniques he uses that are sometimes forgotten, the use of essences for instance.
Executive Editor, Saturday Kitchen
The only cook book you really need everything is in it. Yes its minimalist in its descriptions and methods but it’s all in there.
A must for all chefs. So great - bought it when I was 15 years old and starting my apprenticeship.
The all-time classic, with very extensive lists of recipes, all very briefly described.
Food and Beverage Director
My reference book for the 706/3 at college, possibly the foundation of food today
Cookbook author and TV chef (formerly "The Galloping Gourmet")
This was my textbook at Brighton and South Devon Hotel Schools.
Chef, Author, Culinary School Director
Classic, classic, classic.
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