Jacques Pépin: New Complete Techniques by Jacques Pépin

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  • ellabee on October 11, 2013

    This would be an excellent gift to any starting-out cook. Or any cook, really; very few would learn nothing of interest. It's a comprehensive, reliable reference -- but without being monster-sized, so it's manageable enough to get off the shelf and use often. June 2014: $13. (!) at The Good Cook, an unbeatable bargain.

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  • Baked sole with mushrooms and parsley (Sole Bercy)

    • adelina on April 15, 2015

      This was simple but very satisfying and tasty fish. I served with a side of baked potatoes as a weeknight meal. This would be great for entertaining.

    • mamacrumbcake on October 11, 2019

      Easy and delicious! I was afraid that the 3/4 teaspoon salt would be too much, but the dish turned out perfectly seasoned. The sauce was really wonderful—I slurped up the leftovers by the spoonful, not wanting a drop of it to go to waste. :)

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  • ISBN 10 1453295178
  • ISBN 13 9781453295175
  • Published Nov 13 2012
  • Format eBook
  • Page Count 741
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Black Dog & Leventhal

Publishers Text

The cooking guide Anthony Bourdain hails as “indispensable,” with methods from a James Beard Award–winning chef, TV star, and New York Times–bestselling author.

For decades, Jacques Pépin has set the standard for culinary greatness and mastery of French cuisine—ever since his seminal works on kitchen how-tos, La Méthode and La Technique, hit the shelves in the seventies. Now Pépin revisits the works that made him a household name in a completely revised and updated edition of his classic book. Filled with thousands of photographs demonstrating techniques; new advice and tips; and hundreds of recipes ranging from simple to sublime, this is the must-have manual for any kitchen aficionado. Pépin offers step-by-step instructions on every aspect of cooking, including:

  • learning basics, such as how to use knives correctly and how to cut a flawless julienne;
  • conquering classic recipes, such as crêpes suzette and hollandaise sauce;
  • lcreating whimsical and elegant decorations, such as olive rabbits and tomato flowers;
  • ltackling inventive ways of becoming a culinary superstar, such as turning an old refrigerator into a makeshift smoker;
  • land much more.
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No matter the recipe or skill, Pépin has time-tested instructions on how to do it like the pros—and Jacques Pépin New Complete Techniques brings all of the master chef’s secrets into one easy-to-use guide, guaranteed to please any palate, wow any guest, and turn any home cook into a gastronomic expert.

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