Le Repertoire de La Cuisine

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  1. goldilocks

    goldilocks

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    I recently purchased Le Repertoire de La Cuisine, and if you are interested in French Classic cooking this is a fantastic book.

     

    It’s not for a novice, recipes for just about every classic dish ever invented are listed but they are condensed down to just a few lines. This book is more of a reference for what makes up certain dishes or sauces rather than the complete recipe.

    I would highly recommend it!



     
  2. alexthechef

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    Wow! That looks really nice!  Would you mind taking a picture of one of the pages so I can see an example of how its written?

    Currently reading Ad Hoc at Home, by Thomas Keller.

    I'd love to learn about french cuisine though.
     
  3. cheflayne

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    My copy of the book is locked away in a storage unit but I did find a condensed example of what the book is like, the link shows a bit more to give you an idea of it's format http://thehundredbooks.com/le_repertoire_de_la_cuisine.htm

    SAUCES - SAUCES
    Aïoli - Garlic cloves pounded with boiled potato, egg yolk, salt, pepper, lemon juice and oil.
    Béarnaise - Reduction of chopped shallots, mignonnette pepper, tarragon, salt and vinegar. Add yolks of eggs and finish as Hollandaise sauce, add crayfish, butter and cream. Garnished with crayfish tails.
    Béchamel - White roux moistened with milk, salt, onion stuck with cloves, cook for 20 minutes.
    Cardinal - Béchamel sauce with fish stock, truffle essence and lobster butter, cayenne pepper.
    Hollandaise - Reduction of vinegar with mignonnette pepper. Add yolk of eggs and whisk in gradually some melted butter and a little water or cream, strain and finish with lemon juice, (Must not boil)
    Mayonnaise - Put some yolk of eggs in a basin. Season with salt, pepper, cayenne, pour some vinegar on the yolks while whisking briskly, add oil gradually, finish the sauce with lemon juice and a little boiling water to prevent turning.
    Mornay - Béchamel sauce mixed with butter, grated gruyère and parmesan.
    Oignons - (Onion Sauce) Minced onions cooked in milk, seasoned with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
    Persil - (Parsley) Butter sauce with blanched, chopped parsley.
    Velouté - White roux. Moisten with white stock.
     
  4. chefbuba

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    I had a copy that a UK chef that I was working for while in school gave me, it was old when I received it. Wish it was still around, it was a great reference tool back in the early days.