Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Classic Cookbook: The French Laundry Cookbook

After reading Michael Ruhlman's book, "The Soul of a Chef; The Search For Perfection" I was so taken by the part about Thomas Keller's French Laundry restaurant, I had to check it out. Rulhman was the writer behind the book for The French Laundry Cookbook.  The restaurant itself is a legendary place in Yountville, CA, in the Napa Valley, the end of many a pilgrimage for foodies.   It is definitely on my bucket list.  The story is great.  I was moved to buy the French Laundry Cookbook; it's wonderful.  The French Laundry website is crisp, clean and makes me want for a little more, just as I imagine the restaurant to be. Check it out HERE.

Michael Ruhlman's website is amazing as well.  Please, go to it and become as enamored with it as I am.  It has just the right balance of commercial "buy my stuff" website content and good old fashioned "this is how to do this".  I heartily recommend his books - they are written from a unique perspective of a really well balanced writer as well as a CIA trained chef.  Go to the library and check them out!

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