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The Le Cordon Bleu Cuisine Foundations Gift Package is a great gift idea for the women (and maybe even the men) on your shopping list this year. For the culinary inept to the talented gourmet, they teach the basic “foundations” to set anyone on the road to creating amazing cuisine or mastering the fine art of cooking . The recipes and techniques in these books are the same as they teach at the famous cooking school and both the novice cook and seasoned chef can learn from these book. The gift set also includes an authentic tea towel used at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.
Le Cordon Bleu Cuisine Foundations Gift Package provides unprecedented access to Le Cordon Bleu’s most treasured recipes and techniques. Authored by the Chefs of Le Cordon Bleu this exclusive offer includes two cook books and the Le Cordon Bleu Paris official chef’s tea towel. Beautifully packaged in a fabric wrapped Le Cordon Bleu box it is a gift in and of itself. Included are the following three items: Le Cordon Bleu Cuisine Foundations is beautifully illustrated with nearly 2000 photographs, and designed to teach the secrets of this renowned culinary arts school. Focusing on techniques and recipes, it provides a foundation for perfecting the fundamentals ranging from vegetable cuts to roux, stocks and sauces, to mise en place and preparation. Le Cordon Bleu Classic Recipe celebrates the techniques involved and the value of ingredients used in the featured 169 recipes, while also conveying the history and evolution of French culinary technique. Step-by-step photographs detail the essential techniques and basic preparations. Easy-to-use conversion charts provide a handy U.S./metric reference. Sidebars and notes throughout the book provide additional information from defining commonly used culinary terminology, to fun and interesting facts on a variety of culinary topics. This Chef’s Tea Towel is the authentic tea towel used at Le Cordon Bleu Paris. Oversized and embroidered, this high quality 100% polished cotton it is a staple of chefs around the world.
The cookbooks in this gift set are amazing! The layout and full color photographs are inspiring and make it easy to get excited about learning Le Cordon Bleu techniques and creating the great food that only a world renowned cooking school can help you prepare. They even make a great coffee table book and conversation piece when you are not using them. You can’t help but get drawn in to the photographs and look forward to learning the skills of top chefs around the world.
I am confident that these books will help me take my cooking skills (or lack-there-of) to the next level by actually learning the basics – something I have never really done. I’m curious and anxious to learn what ingredients work well together in order to make great tasting meals for my family.
You can purchase the Le Cordon Bleu Cuisine Foundations Gift Set at Amazon, or you can purchase the two books in the set, Le Cordon Bleu Cuisine Foundations and Le Cordon Bleu Cuisine Foundations: Classic Recipes separately at Amazon as well.