Required Reading: Larousse Gastronomique Recipe Collection
French foodies and aspiring chefs have long turned to the pages of the Larousse Gastronomique culinary bible for the final word on French cuisine and its preparation. The Larousse Gastronomique Recipe Collection will delight both veteran cooks and novices with its exhaustive recipe lists and concise instructions (everything from exact per-pound cooking times to ingredients in both metric and U.S. measurements). Housed in a vintagey brown case, this four-book set will also serve as a handsome addition to any well-appointed kitchen (register for it at Williams-Sonoma).
From the Summer 2007 New York Wedding Guide