Koffmann, Pierre & Tim Shaw: Memories of Gascony
Book Number: 009823
Headline 1991 20cm Don't want to break the bank with he hardcover? Here in paperback is the Glenfiddich Food Book of the Year, Koffmann's wonderful "Memories of Gascony" Here's our writeup from our hardback copy >>review - Having been lucky or mad enough to work with the Master, I just had to have his books. What was my surprise when I got sucked into Mr Koffmann's childhood memories of food and cooking. It s not only a brilliant cookbook, the stories are sometimes funny , sometimes moving. A real work of art. Love it. Thank you Monsieur Koffmann. Guardian review (well worth a google - In 1990, Koffmann wrote Memories of Gascony, reminiscences and recipes from the Oratoire accompanied by dewy photographs of the soft countryside. In it you will find his grandmother's recipe for walnut leaf aperitif (take 50 walnut leaves, 40g of orange peel, a litre of armagnac, a kilo of sugar and five litres of red wine; macerate for eight days, stirring twice a day; sieve, bottle, and store in a cool place for three months). It is both a sign of the excellence of its recipes, and of Koffmann's popularity, that a first edition of this volume, assuming you are able to track such a thing down, will now set you back up to £275. << Well ours isn't that much but it's worth that in enjoyment!