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Cook's Illustrated - French Equivallent

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Kooper Sep 9, 2010 11:01 AM

Hello,
I am a big fan of the American magazine Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Kitchen. I love their approach to developing recipes and their in depth reviews of tools and ingrediants. Does anyone know of a magazine published in France that has a similar style and content?

Thanks for your help,
Kooper

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  1. John Talbott RE: Kooper Sep 10, 2010 08:46 AM

    Christopher Kimball has really poured a new mold with CI (I get no $ for this endorsement). I don't know of any French or English mag that does the sort of things he does: identification of odd and old tools, neat tricks and practical help. Why does one need another? I read Regal but it's not the same.

    1. ChefJune RE: Kooper Sep 10, 2010 09:05 AM

      My observation is that the French are not "geeky" about food the way some Americans are. They have no need to dissect every aspect of every dish.

      I guess you can tell I am not a fan of Kimball and his approach.

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        mangeur RE: ChefJune Sep 10, 2010 07:30 PM

        I find him insufferable. His cadre also. Too many goody two shoes for me. Also, I bristle when someone touts his method as "best". At my age, I realize that there are at least a zillion ways to skin a cat.

        I subscribe to Regal, Elle a Table and Saveurs, which has little in common with American Saveur. I find the level of description and instruction excellent in each of these.

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