Jacques Pépin?

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  1. mudbug

    mudbug

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    Curious about your opinions of the following:

    “LA Methode” (out of print)
    “LA Technique” (out of print)

    (and any others by Jacques Pépin you have an opinion of)
     
  2. layjo

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    Yeah, I have viewed these two books also at the local library. What interested me in these books was the techniques he explored and explained. Another book of his that I have is called "The Art of Cooking" Volume I (Looking for Vol. II, but cant seem to find) a great book also. Also he has a 5 volume series of video tapes in which he explains different preparation and cooking Techniques, I enjoy watching what he teaches.
     
  3. nicko

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    Both books are excellent, does anyone have an idea of where reprinted versions might be available?

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  4. cape chef

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    I bought La Technique in 1976 when it first came out. The next year I went to J&W I believe in part because of Pepins book.
    I always loved what he said in this book
    To the Chefs.
    Who sweat to create friendliness and cordiality among men. Although it is a little outdated there are some things that remain the same. How to french a chicken.how to bone out a leg of veal,how to french a lamb rack. That is why it is titled La Technique. Nicko Have you tried sourcing through your local Library?
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  5. live_to_cook

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    La Technique is listed for sale at www.alibris.com but before you get your hopes up the price is -- are you sitting down? -- $127. Softcover. You can pick up the 2-volume The Art of Cooking for the low low price of $1,188 (cough cough).

    Although if you were a pro it's cheaper than culinary school.

    [This message has been edited by Live_to_cook (edited 12-16-2000).]
     
  6. m brown

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    Hey gang, this is a great source for out of prints and Bonnie is a wealth of knowledge herself!!!

    Bonnie Slotnick: Cookbooks
    PMB G27
    332 Bleecker St.
    New York, NY 10014
    (this is the mailing address; the shop is at 163 West Tenth St.)
    ph.212-989-8962
    fax 212-989-8102
    [email protected]
     
  7. isa

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    Jacques Pepin's La Technique is being reedited. Should be on this month.