Friday, July 13, 2007

The French Laundry Cookbook

Rating A++++++

The French Laundry Cookbook written by Thomas Keller is a fascinating read. His passion for food is unbelievable. Most of the time when I read a cookbook, I skim through it. I have read every single word of this book. Not only is the book knowledgable but the emotion of the book is amazing.

"Cooking is not about convenience and it’s not about shortcuts. The recipes in this book are about wanting to take the time to do something that I think is priceless. Our hunger for the twenty minute gourmet meal, for one-pot ease and prewashed, precut ingredients has severed our lifeline to the satisfactions of cooking. Take your time. Take a long time. move slowly and deliberately and with great attention."

Thomas Keller, The French Laundry Cookbook

"A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe."

Thomas Keller, The French Laundry Cookbook

Thomas Keller is one of the very top chefs in America. His restaurant, the French Laundry, is one of the most sought out places to dine in America. And it is no wonder, anyone who feels this passion for food has to provide the most wonderful courses.

The most amazing thing is his training. He did not go to Culinary School. You could say that he learned on the job. And he reads and reads and reads...

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