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Michel Bras: Essential Cuisine
Ici la Press ISBN: 1 931605 07 06
Inspirational cuisine in the nouvelle style from the three Michelin star chef at Puech du Suquet. Great pictures of the surrounding terroir accompany the cuisine.

Neil Perry: Rockpool
New Holland ISBN: 1 86436 358 4
For me, the man who put modern Australian food on the map. Lots of influences from Asia, France and Italy. Try the Red Emperor in coconut milk and garam masala p.183

Grand Finales: The Art of the Plated Dessert
Tish Boyle & Timothy Moriarty Van Nostrand
Reinhold ISBN: 0 442 02287 5 Amazing desserts from the best pastry chefs in the US. Not entirely practical but pick and mix the garnishes to suit your kitchen, or just look at the pictures!

Ferran & Albert Adria, Juli Soler: El Bulli 1998-2002
El Bulli books ISBN: 84 933100 3 4
The book to end all books, comprehensive cd rom to accompany the huge volume of text and incredible photography. Donít buy it for recipes unless you work at the Fat Duck or LíEnclume, buy it because you should have it in your collection.

Thomas Keller: The French Laundry Cookbook
Artisan books ISBN: 1 57965 126 7
One of the worlds greatest restaurants gives an insight into the technique of the USís number one chef-a must have book.

Thomas Keller: Bouchon Artisan books ISBN: 1 57965 239 5
Kellerís take on classic French bistro cooking, same format as the French Laundry Cookbook and full of tips on technique and, most importantly, getting the basics right

 

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