Daniel Galmiche’s first book, French Brasserie Cookbook, was hailed as a masterpiece of French home cooking. His eminently do-able versions of traditional recipes have won him thousands of fans throughout the world. Now he turns his experienced eye to something different: his own irresistible take on the new wave of modern French cooking. Revolutionary French Cooking is divided into three chapters. The first, Liberté, showcases exciting new recipes, methods and techniques, with innovative ingredients – such as Pineapple Tarte Tatin with Chilli and Lemongrass – all refreshingly free from the shackles of tradition. The second chapter, Égalité, brings democracy to your cooking by elevating such humble fare as celeriac, pork belly and rabbit into the food of kings – for example, Rabbit Terrine with Onions and Parsley. The final chapter, Fraternité, celebrates recognized “brotherhoods”, or pairings, of ingredients and turns convention on its head with modern adaptations, such as Monkfish Wrapped in Pancetta with Carrot and Mandarin Purée. Throughout the book Daniel reveals how to make modern dishes with vibrant flavours, textures and aromas. In each chapter there are instructive features on the techniques used, such as water baths, showing you how to master them easily in your own home. This is a must-have book for lovers of hearty, beautiful food and the taste of France.
Excerpted from Revolutionary French Cooking by Daniel Galmiche. Copyright © 2014 by Daniel Galmiche. Excerpted by permission of Duncan Baird Publishers, a division of Random House LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.