Roux.   Albert & Michel     - With both brother's signatures.
On Patisserie.
MICHEL & ALBERT ROUX. (A THIN LINE) PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANTHONY BLAKE (A THIN LINE) A large illustration of cooking equipment. Macdonald Illustrated. With a tipped in 'good-wishes' card from Albert and Michel Roux, signed by each.
Second reprint 1991. 254 x 198mm. 1 marbled fep. Half-Title. The brother's signatures on the verso. Title page. Printer's info. on verso. (1)Dedication page to Jean-Louis Berthet. p6-8 Contents. p9 Forward. p10-19 Introduction. p20-242. p243-245 Glossary. p246-247 Templates. p248-255 Templates. [1] 1 marbled fep. Full of fantastic colour plates of prepared dishes. Blue cloth boards with vibrant dust jacket. Condition as new.
- This book about pastry is largely the story of Michel Roux's career and accomplishment as one of the Master Patissiers of France. Even tho' he followed in the footsteps of his older brother Albert, it was Michel that shone as a Patissier. Every three years the French state organises the most prestigious competition for representatives from 217 professions, assembled into 17 groups comprising among others, such disparate trades as mosaics, ironmongery, sculpture, floral art and of course culinary art; all trades where 'hand and mind' combine. This competition is to achieve the title of 'Meilleur Ouvrier'. This entitles the holder by an official decree, to teach at the highest technical level. Michel achieved after a gruelling competition, that tests every participant to their limit, the title of 'un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France 1976, Patissier-Confiseur'. Thereafter to be considered one of the finest craftsmen in patissierie, in France. This book beyond doubt, reflects that Mastery. It also pays homage to all the friends, colleagues, craftsmen, mentors, and even the lasting influence of his Mother and of course his equally gifted brother, Albert. An incredible book full of full-page photographs, recipes and the history of true master craftsmen.

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