Jacques Pépin is universally hailed by professional chefs and home cooks as the grand master of cooking skills and methods. Now, his classic work, Jacques Pepin New Complete Techniques, is completely revised and updated with more than 1,000 color photographs and 30% new techniques.
Based on Jacques Pepin's archetypal works, La Méthode and La Technique Complete Techniques has become a cookbook classic in its own right. Comprehensive and authoritative, New Complete Techniques includes more than 600 techniques and methods and 160 recipes that are demonstrated by Pepin in thousands of step-by-step photos. It is a culinary course on every aspect of classic cooking, from the basics (how to sharpen a knife or peel an onion) and the practical (how to properly bone a chicken) to the whimsical (how to make decorative swans and flowers out of fruits and vegetables) and the complex (how to use an old refrigerator as a smoker for trout). The time-tested recipes show chefs, from the greenest home cook to the seasoned professional, how put techniques into practice. This completely revised edition includes thousands of color and black-and-white photographs throughout and is redesigned to make it even easier to follow the step-by-step techniques.