Alain Ducasse and bistro classics

Acclaimed French chef Alain Ducasse is usually associated with Michelin-friendly fare. But he also keeps bistro traditions alive...

Alain Ducasse is one of the most renowned chefs of his generation. He is also a restaurant designer, hotelier, and teacher of the culinary arts. He is the first chef whose restaurants have been awarded three Michelin stars in two different cities. He is the author of numerous best-selling cookbooks.

In his latest, Bistro: Classic French Comfort Food, Ducasse has carefully selected the most popular recipes from his roster of critically acclaimed bistro-style restaurants: Aux Lyonnais (in Paris), Benoit (in Paris, New York, and Tokyo), and Allard (in Paris).

Aimed at anyone who has aspired to haute cuisine but has been scared off by its technical intricacies and reputation for heaviness, the recipes are based on traditional, regional French dishes inspired by local agriculture and terroir, but with Ducasse’s signature treatment bringing them up-to-date with contemporary twists and an eye toward healthier eating.

The recipes demonstrate that simple ingredients, simply prepared, can give a result as good ...

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