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A Life in the Kitchen (Hardcover)

Restaurant & Catering

Runnemede, NJ 08078



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Michel Roux Jr. is Chef Patron of Le Gavrocheone of London’s most enduring and respected restaurants, with two Michelin stars and recommendations for excellence in every food guide. Since August 2008 Michel has been a regular on the BBC’s Master Chef. He is a keen fisherman and avid marathon runner.

The Roux family is the most influential family associated with food in Britain. Through their various restaurants (Le Gavroche, Waterside Inn, Brasserie Roux) and catering services they have trained many of Britain's top chefs.

Albert and Michel Sr brought French high cuisine to Britain in the sixties, much of the produce being brought twice weekly from France by Michel's mother in the family car. Michel grew up in an environment of respect for fine food and ingredients, of never settling for second best, and of traditional French family excursions to find wild food. He tells the story of what it was like to grow up as part of this close-knit family.

He left school at 16 to start his first apprenticeship with Maitre Patissier Hellegourarche in Paris. He then worked with Alain Chapel at Mionnay before doing his mililtary service at the Elysee Palace cooking for Presidents Giscard d'Estaing and Francois Mitterand. After a stint cooking at the Mandarin Hotel in Hong Kong and catering in London, he took over the running of Le Gavroche in 1994.


ISBN 9780297844822
Genre COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / French
Format Hardcover
Pages 319
Publisher Date 2009-08-04 00:00:00.0
Publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd
Copyright Year 2009
Unit weight 2.75 lb
Height 10.25 in
Wdth 7.75 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Language English
Audience General/trade
Authors Roux, Michel, Jr.
Country of Origin United States
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