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Cookbook Review: Cooking with Les Dames D'Escoffier

Updated on September 23, 2009

Do you want to learn how to prepare the same kinds of meals that renowned culinary experts create for their friends and family? With the help of the wonderful cookbook, Cooking with Les Dames D'Escoffier: At Home with the Women Who Shape the Way We Eat and Drink, you can do just that.

This unique cookbook features well over 100 recipes, each of which was created by a current or past member of Les Dames D'Escoffier International. Even thought the recipes featured in the book are favorites of leading culinary professionals, they are not complicated to make. Using the book, any home chef can prepare the dishes in their own homes, using the equipment they already have and ingredients that are not difficult to find.

Cooking with Les Dames D'Escoffier Recipe Examples

With Cooking with Les Dames D'Escoffier, you'll learn how to make many delicious recipes that your friends and family members are certain to enjoy, including:

  • Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies
  • Gingerbread Dessert Waffles
  • Heavenly Cheddar and Cream Biscuits
  • Late Summer Harvest Stew
  • Praline Brownies
  • Salmon Fillets Baked in Grape-Leaf Wraps
  • Springtime Fresh Mozzarella Salad
  • Twice Baked Spinach Souffles
  • Many other Tasty Dishes

About Les Dames D'Escoffier International

Les Dames D'Escoffier International is the premier professional organization for women who are professionals in the culinary and hospitality industries. The group's membership roster includes many world renowned chefs, well-known restaurateurs, winemakers, individuals who are part of the food media, culinary educators, and others who are the life blood of these professions.

The organization began in 1973. Prior to that time the only professional organization for the culinary and hospitality professions was Les Amis D'Escoffier, with membership only open to men working in the profession. The new organization experienced growth over the years and by early in the 21st Century had expended to more 27 chapters in North America, with more than 1,300 members.

The organization's membership boasts an impressive membership roster, featuring the movers and shakers in the culinary and hospitality fields who are responsible for setting many of the culinary trends that impact the way Americans eat today.

In addition to providing professional development opportunities for culinary experts, Les Dames D'Escoffier International also provides assistance to those entering the profession, including providing scholarships and grants for training and mentoring opportunities. A portion of the proceeds from each book sold go toward helping fund educational programs and charitable activities of the Les Dames D'Escoffier International culinary and hospitality professional organization.


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    Simon Cook 8 years ago from NJ, USA

    Very interesting Hub - I love the history behind institutes like this! Thanks!