Hubert Keller's Souvenirs: Stories and Recipes from My Life

By Hubert Keller

An intimate examine the lifetime of celebrated chef Hubert Keller, via one hundred twenty inspiring recipes, own tales, myriad photos, and different memorabilia.

Souvenirs is a memoir cookbook written through the multitalented Hubert Keller: chef, restaurateur, and Frenchman. via own tales and a hundred and twenty recipes, the booklet explores his classical education and strains his improvement as an artistic star chef. Keller apprentices in a Michelin 3 star–rated eating place on the age of sixteen. He strikes from his local Alsace, to southern France, and is galvanized via the delicacies of the sunlight whereas operating with the good French cooks of his time, Roger Vergé, Paul Bocuse, and Gaston Lenôtre. He learns to conform to not easy new environments in South the US, and the us, and charts his personal course into the latest frontiers of the eating place enterprise. The e-book is prepared by way of seminal issues in his existence; it starts off together with his family members in France, and ends again there in the “Holiday” chapter. The myriad recipes, that have been tailored for the house prepare dinner, are intertwined with a hundred twenty five of Eric Wolfinger's luscious pictures of friends and family, foodstuff and delicacies, and the areas and landscapes of France, Las Vegas, and San Francisco, which all make up chef Keller’s existence.

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