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(French - Robert Laffont) Girardet, Frédy. La Cuisine Spontanée.

Illus. with color photographs by Julien van der Wal. Ed. by Catherine Michel. Pictorial boards. First Edition. Paris: Robert Laffont, [1982].

Girardet was born in Switzerland in 1936. According to his biography, "During a wine-buying tour of Burgundy for his father's restaurant, a vintner took him to La Maison Troisgros in Roanne. Girardet describes the meal, his first at a renowned restaurant, as a spiritual experience that convinced him to become a chef. When his father died unexpectedly at age 56, he took over the bistro. Cooking originally in a classic style, he began to experiment with lighter and more innovative style, joining with his contemporaries to develop the emerging nouvelle cuisine movement." Sunning to spine; owner's name to upper front free endpaper, else near fine. 

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