Michel Guerard’s Cuisine Gourmande by Edited & Adapted by Caroline Conran

Michel Guerard’s Cuisine Gourmande by Edited & Adapted by Caroline Conran newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: Macmillan, 1978, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: Michel Guerards Cuisine Gourmande is a celebration of the nouvelle cuisine the revolution in French cooking which has replaced the heavy elaborate dishes of the past with new light creations in which the ingredients are allowed to speak for themselves and maximum importance is accorded to flavour and freshness.

Michel Guerards Cuisine Gourmande, unlike his Cuisine Minceur, is not intended for slimmers though the complete absence of flour-based sauces will help keep the greedy cook slim and cream, butter and feather-light pastries take their place.

Michel Guerards Cuisine Gourmande takes the reader through the basic techniques of cooking and the fundamental sauces and stocks, then uses these techniques in 144 dazzling recipes outstanding in their originality and range. Some are elaborate and call for expensive ingredients; others are breath-takingly simple.

Michel Guerards Cuisine Gourmande has been adapted for readers outside France by Caroline Conran, cookery correspondent of The Sunday Times. It has all the lucidity of approach which distinguished Michel Guerards Cuisine Minceur and in addition Michel Guerard doubles or trebles the value of nearly every recipe by suggesting alternative ingredients and variations to the basic method.

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed at the head of both panels with some loss, spine tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.

Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 448 pages. Index. 9½” x 6½”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt with you something from here?


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