Roux.   Albert & Michel     Signed by both brothers.
The Roux Brothers New Classic Cuisine.
With a chapter of Wine by MICHAEL BROADBENT by PAUL HOGARTH and photography by ANTHONY BLAKE. MACDONALD & CO LONDON AND SYDNEY. The attractive title page and frontispiece surrounded by a double line border and covering 2pages. Incorporating a nice water-colour of a French and garden.
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1983. 269 x 200mm. 1fep with a tipped in 'best wishes' card in red and cream, signed by both brothers. [1] Half-title. The two-page Frontis and title page. Verso with publisher's info and dedications. 2p Contents. p7 Forward. Verso with a b/w photograph of a young Michel. 9-11 Introduction. p14 A sepia watercolour of a Chateau. 15-19 The Culinary Tradition. 1p Verso. a watercolour of a Sommelier. 21-251. 252-256 Appendices, Glossary and Index. 1fep. Maroon cloth hardcover with silver text on the spine. Fine slipcase. Very fine condition, as new.
- This excellent book was the Roux Brothers first published literary effort. It was very well received and went on to cover demand with a total of 4 editions. Next came in 1986, another of Albert's equally fine titles 'The Roux Brothers on Patisserie' that also required another edition later. Next we see in 1988, with a total of 3 editions, "At Home with the Roux Brothers'. Followed one year later in 1989, 'The Roux Brothers. French Country Cooking'. Albert Roux followed quickly in 1991 with 'The Roux Brothers Cooking for Two', printed after a run of 13 cooking programmes on the BBC. This had a total of 2 editions. !992 saw 'French Country Cooking' published with a total of 2 editions. 1996 saw Albert bring out, 'Cher Albert: Answers to everything Gastronomique'. Michel Roux brought out his own Master tome in 1994, titled 'Desserts'. A immense output from two of the most important modern Master Chefs to reside and work in England. Along with Escoffier and Elizabeth David, the Brothers were, in Culinary terms, epoch changers in the United Kingdom.

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