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Cooking The Quintessential Art (Paperback)

Author:  Herve/ Gagnaire This Translator:  M. B. DeBevoise
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0520265947
ISBN-13: 9780520265943
Sku: 212508115
Publish Date: 4/1/2010
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.75L x 0.75T
Pages:  355
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"What we have here is a true work of genius. This should be required reading for everyone interested in gastronomy!"--Chef Charlie Trotter, author of "Raw "
From the Publisher:
From its intriguing opening question--"How can we reasonably judge a meal?"--to its rewarding conclusion, this beautiful book picks up where Brillat-Savarin left off almost two centuries ago. Hervé This, a cofounder (with the late physicist Nicholas Kurti) of the new approach to studying the scientific basis of cooking known as molecular gastronomy, investigates the question of culinary beauty in a series of playful, lively, and erudite dialogues. Considering the place of cuisine in Western culture, This explores an astonishing variety of topics and elaborates a revolutionary method for judging the art of cooking. Many of the ideas he introduces in this culinary romance are illustrated by dishes created by Pierre Gagnaire, whose engaging commentaries provide rare insights into the creative inspiration of one of the world's foremost chefs. The result is an enthralling, sophisticated, freewheeling dinner party of a book that also makes a powerful case for openness and change in the way we think about food.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0355
Product attributePublisher:   University of California Press
Product attributeSeries Part:   23
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