The Top 5 Cookbooks You Should Own

Chef Brian shares the top 5 quintessential cookbooks in his collection.

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1. The Escoffier Cookbook:
A Guide To The Fine Art Of French Cuisine 
by Auguste Escoffier
“Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness.”

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2. Ma Gastronomie by Fernand Point
“There are many people who claim to be good cooks; just as there are many people who, after having repainted the garden gate, take themselves to be painters.”

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3. La Methode by Jacques Pepin

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4. La Technique by Jacques Pepin
“You have no choice as a professional chef: you have to repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat until it becomes part of yourself. I certainly don’t cook the same way I did 40 years ago, but the technique remains. And that’s what the student needs to learn: the technique.”

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5. The Way to Cook by Julia Child
“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”

What are your top cookbooks?

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