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French Chef Yannick Alléno Unleashes 1200-Page Cookbook, Ma Cuisine Française

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Here's the website for lauded French chef Yannick Alléno's epic new cookbook, Ma Cuisine Française. (Not to be confused with Daniel Boulud's new cookbook, which shares a similar subtitle.) Alléno announced his departure from the three Michelin-starred Paris restaurant Le Meurice at the end of 2012, and has since been focusing on the Courchevel restaurant 1947. And also this book: there are 500 recipes, 1500 photographs, and over 1200 pages in 1,000 copies published by Laymon Editions. According to the book's website, the book is "the best of 25 years of Yannick Alléno's creations, a bible of the contemporary French gastronomy." The book is being sold for €1,500 before shipping charges (roughly $2,067).

For now the book is only available in French, but reps from Alléno's camp tell Eater that an English language version will be available by the end of 2014. The English version will be smaller; the French version clocks in at 14 x 19.3 x 3.35 inches. The trailer below offers a glimpse into this "emblematic book for a whole generation," showing stunning photo spreads and chapters dedicated to canapés, shellfish, meats, poultry, cheese, and much more. Have a look:

Video: Ma Cuisine Française

· Ma Cuisine Française [Official]
· All Yannick Alléno Coverage on Eater [-E-]