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Old 04-12-2006, 11:17 PM   #1
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Sauces by James Peterson

I'm interested in getting a book that's only about sauces, and this is the one I've been looking at.
I'd like to know what the appropriate sauce or sauces would be in a given situation, and be able to produce it without spending a lot of time comparing recipes from different sources.
Is anyone familiar Peterson's book, or perhaps have other suggestions.
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:20 PM   #2
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Excellent book! Good choice. It's considered by many to be the top authority on the subject. (or one of the top authorities)
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Old 04-13-2006, 02:46 AM   #3
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Pick up Charlie Trotter's cookbooks as well. His ideas and techniques with sauces are unbelievable.
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Old 04-13-2006, 04:23 AM   #4
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I've been meaning to learn how to make sauces for ages...

Can anyone tell me if Peterson's and Trotter's books use metric or American measures?

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Old 04-13-2006, 08:32 AM   #5
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Both Petersen and Trotter are excellent. In their American editions they use our standard mesurements. The UK edition would be metric I'm sure.
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Old 04-13-2006, 09:19 AM   #6
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Thanks for the input everyone.
Ironchef, I'm not familiar With Charlie Trotter's work. Is there a book that deals more sauces than the others?
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Old 04-13-2006, 03:42 PM   #7
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I have Peterson's Sauces book and it's excellent. I would recommend any of his books (I also have his Soups and Seafood books) to anyone who really wants indepth knowledge.

I don't think Charlie Trotter has a book specifically on sauces. I have one of his cookbooks and like it a lot, but it's not as focused.
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I don't think he has a book specifically on sauces either, but he has books specifically on vegetables, meats, seafoods etc. buy them all or pick up the ones that you are most interested in.
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Old 04-13-2006, 04:52 PM   #9
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When i was first hired as a grill cook/saucier, my chef at the time gave me that book and told me to read it even if i knew every sauce and how to make it perfectly. I did and learned so much from it and now ask that all of my cooks read throught it
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Old 04-13-2006, 07:49 PM   #10
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Here's a peek at some of Trotter's books:

http://www.charlietrotters.com/store...ex.asp?catID=2
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