Originally Posted by Jolie535
My girlfriend and I like to spend our saturdays making a really good meal that takes hours to make and like to do as much as we can from scratch. We will do multiple courses or make our own pasta noodles by hand while cooking the sauce and such. Does anyone know of any cookbooks or sites that offer recipes of this type? Are there any keywords that I can type in to a Google search? I try the word "gourmet" but that doesn't really help. Thanks.
Welcome to DC. I'm new, too.
If you love such recipes, may I recommend you and your friend consider "signature" dishes by some of the world's great chefs.
Saveurs du monde - Recettes Gourmandes
Top right-hand side of the page is "English" for translating purposes.
I've made the following and to great success:
Lemon Tarte by Raymond Blanc
Gingerbread by Jacques Thorel
Pumpkin Soup with Fourme d'Albert by Guy Savoy, Paris
Michel Guérard’s Poulet Sauté Au Vinaigre
I love French cuisine. It's a weakness of mine. Michel Guérard's cuisine is a favourite but is also a most courteous man, so vastly different from the foul-mouthed Gordon Ramsey.
The recipes are also graded from "Easy" to "Difficult", so you and your friend should be delighted with this recipe link.