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An exceptional voyage into the art of French 'haute cuisine'
on December 27, 2012
This book gives its readers and in-depth look at the creative world of a three-star Michelin restaurant, both by the written word and by the incredible photographs. Having had the pleasure of dining at l'Astrance, the text, accompanying images and descriptions more than represent what is actually served at the restaurant.
What also makes this book enchanting is getting a glimpse at the genesis not only of the restaurant but also of the dishes...a very special addition especially for accomplished cooks who like to create and try out new ideas.
This is by no means a 'regular' cookbook, just filled with recipes that measure ingredients down to how many grains of salt are needed. Instead, it is one of inspiration, building on the creativity of Mr. Barbot. I thoroughly recommend it to those who wish to embark on an exceptional voyage into the art of French 'haute cuisine'.