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Cooking with The Master Chef - Michel Roux Jr

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Genre: Food & Drink / Dieting / Author: Michel Roux Jr / Hardcover / 224 Pages / Book is published 2010-09-02 by W&N

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      06.03.2011 01:00

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      Michel Roux Jnr comes from a long line of chefs. He runs his fathers restaurant, Le Gavroche in london which produces some AMAZZZZZING food. His brother runs his uncles restaurant, the waterside inn. Both his father and his uncle have produced some amazing books in their time. Michel Roux snr's book on pastry is an absolute joy to work with.

      There's something about Michel Roux jnr that just inspires me with confidence. He comes from this heritage of amazing chef's, yet, he cooks normal food. Whilst he lacks in the skill of his forefarthers, he certainly knows how to cook. I've got a shelf of his books, this is my favourite so far.

      The title of this book is slightly decieving, "cooking with a masterchef", that certainly isnt what the book is about. From the title you may expect that it's a book of complicated dishes and hardcore cooking of the kind only found in France. In actuality, this books is just good, hearty dishes that you can cook for the whole family or for simple dinnerparties with friends.

      Inside the book you'll find recipes covering all the common things; poultry, fish, meat, dessert etc. I applaud the fact that in this book he hasnt been scared to include things like the roast chicken on the cover image. In his early days he was overshadowed by his father and uncle, It seems to me that now he's finally found his feet and hs own style without havng to impress them . For this, all the ingredients and tools are easy to come by, nothing you can't pickup in tesco, thats a promise.

      As for the recipes themselves, they're written well. The benfit of Michel Jnr as apposed to Snr is that Jnr actually speaks fluent english, nothing is lost in translation which was an issue with books such as "the roux brothers on patiesserie" where on occasion things were just plain bizzare.

      I'm yet to have a failure with this book. The instructions are so well thought out, and clearly theyve been tested by people, which is rare these days.

      Overall, this is great for families or couples. theres atleast 5 dishes from here that I cook on a regular basis and now know by heart.

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