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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:06 PM
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I saw something kinda cool at the bookstore today:
http://www.amazon.com/Larousse-Gastronomique-Recipe-Col...

"Since its original publication in 1938, Larousse Gastronomique has withstood the test of time and trend to remain the worlds most authoritative culinary reference book.

Generations of serious cooks have turned to it for guidance that encompasses every fashion and taste, making its comprehensive collection of 2,500 classic recipes an indispensable resource. Recently updated, every one of these recipes has now been organized into four compact volumes to create a convenient and essential addition to every cooks library.
The Larousse Gastronomique Recipe Collection includes:

Classic meat, poultry, and game recipes, from Boeuf Bourguignon and Osso Bucco la Milanaise to Glazed Spare Ribs and Chicken Jambalaya

Quintessential fish and seafood dishes, including Lobster Thermidor, Salmon Koulibiac, Pike Quenelles Mousseline, and Grilled Shad with Sorrel

Landmark vegetable and salad recipes, such as Asparagus Mousse, Gratin Dauphinois, Mushroom Duxelles, and Corn Fritters

Timeless desserts, cakes, and pastries, from Charlotte la Chantilly and Black Forest Gteau to Passion Fruit Sorbet and Danish Cherry Flan

Each volume of the Larousse Gastronomique Recipe Collection also includes recipes for basic pastries, condiments, garnishes, sauces, and more, turning this collection into a complete course in kitchen classics."

It's four small books in a case. I kinda want it. Totally.

:hi:
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:20 PM
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1. I used to have one of the big original books
I wonder what happened to it. Haven't seen it in years.
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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:34 PM
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2. I bought a used copy from Ebay or Half.com
for VERY little money...

It's not new, but suits me fine

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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:45 PM
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3. I've got the big book
which is chock full of basic recipes and techniques, but none of the companion recipe books.

I read it the way normal people read novels.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:01 PM
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4. I have a big, fat version of it from the mid 1970s.
It was the first cookbook I bought when I got out of school. I still use it from time to time.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:12 PM
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5. I have one of that vintage too. n/t
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:39 PM
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8. I forgot how heavy it is! I just took it off the shelf tonight...
I think the separate recipe collection would be cool though. :)
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Tab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:26 PM
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6. Isn't the classic version in French?

Because, merde, I wish my French was better for things like these.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:38 PM
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7. I think so, I'd like to get it
Would help me refine my Francais. :hi:
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:07 PM
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9. I have one, and it's so much fun
I got it in 1969, when I first started cooking.

It's rather comprehensive, and just delightful.

Check alibris.com - I just browsed there, and they've got LOTS of copies of all kinds, from all eras.

Good luck.............
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