‘The Complete Bocuse’ Makes WSJ’s Holiday Gift Guide

By: F. Martin Ramin, The Wall Street Journal

‘The Complete Bocuse’ | This is not a cookbook for dilettantes. There are no witty asides from the author, chef Paul Bocuse–éminence grise of nouvelle cuisine. But there are recipes, more than 500 of them, each one a classic in its way. Trout meunière, blanquette de veau, crêpes perfumed with orange flower water: You can imagine a French mother-in-law solemnly bestowing this tome on a young bride. Indeed, it’s a collection comprehensive enough to please the seasoned cook and lucid enough for the novice. $50, Flammarion

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