For our second post in Restaurant Cookbook Reviews, we decide to bring you The French Laundry Cookbook. Thomas Keller is the chef/proprietor of The French Laundry considered the most exciting place to eat in the United States (The New York Times, 2014).
This book is incredible! You will learn how to remove all the moisture from the skin on fish so it sautées beautifully. How to poach a perfect egg or even how to cook a raw lobster. This book as everything you need to turn your home food worthy of a Michelin Star restaurant.
The inside of this book is as incredible as the restaurant itself. It’s the most transformative cookbook of the century! From innovative soup techniques to secrets of great fish cookery. To the creation of breathtaking desserts, or even to a wild and thoroughly unexpected take on coffee and doughnuts. The French Laundry Cookbook captures, through recipes, essays, profiles, and extraordinary photography, one of America’s great restaurants.
One of the aspects that we value more in this book is that all the recipes are an exact copy of The French Laundry kitchen. No shortcuts have been taken, no critical steps ignored, all have been thoroughly tested in home kitchens. As a result, if you can’t get to the French Laundry, you can re-create at home all the amazing dishes. And this is incredible! In contrast to many restaurants cookbooks, that you can only read the recipes, with The French Laundry Cookbook you can actually cook many of the recipes from this book.
The French Laundry Cookbook is one of our favorite books and definitely one of the oldest in our collection. The most incredible aspect of is how simple Keller’s methods are, making this book accessible for home cooks. Basically, you will cook Michelin Star dishes in your own kitchen!
To end this review, the only thing we can say is that if you are looking for a book to make your meals at home perfect, The French Laundry Cookbook is the book that you are looking for.
Like Thomas Keller is one of the best Chefs in the world, The French Laundry Cookbook is one of the best cookbooks on the market. This book is the perfect way to learn how to take your home food to the next level.