Recognized as one of the most renowned chefs and restaurateurs of his generation, Alain Ducasse also operates an acclaimed cooking school in the heart of Paris. Now as a gift to cooks and lovers of French cuisine around the world, he presents a new, fully updated collection of delicious recipes and expert lessons to give readers a complete course in French cuisine at home. Thoughtfully arranged in three sections based on difficulty, Cooking School builds at the reader's pace, introducing new methods with careful instruction. The step-by-step methods are detailed in thousands of photog phs, which show cooks how to achieve picture-perfect results. Exhaustive indexes provide a wealth of descriptive knowledge, illuminating equip- ment, ingredients, and techniques the way a master chef would to a class of culinary students. From recipes for simple condiments and fundamental sauces to the iconic dishes of French cuisine and international cooking, including sushi and curries, and pastry recipes, including composed cakes and confections, Cooking School turns readers into true masters of their own kitchens.