Cuisinier Gascon is Michelin starred chef Pascal Aussignac’s exquisitely evocative celebration of the food and culture of his native Gascony. On moving to Britain in the late 1990′s Pascal opened up his award winning restaurant Club Gascon in London’s Smithfield Market. Rapidly acquiring a Michelin star, Club Gascon fast became the place to go to experience some of the best French food in the country – the food of his native South West of France, the very heart of the country’s cuisine. Over 100 traditional recipes, some with modern twists and inflections, sit within a sumptuously designed and beautifully photographed book. Unashamedly sensuous food photography is accompanied by evocative images of Gascony, it’s food and people, from fellow Frenchman Jean Cazals. Cuisinier Gascon is a food lover’s delight and a cook’s heaven – a worthy testament to the talents of both the author and his native land of Gascony.
Pascal Aussignac is a Michelin starred chef and restaurateur. He cooks in and oversees five award-winning restaurants in London, all of them with a slightly different culinary theme but all of them alluding to and celebrating the food of his beloved home land of Gascony. Pascal Aussignac’s restaurant Club Gascon was awarded a Michelin Star in 2002 and in 2007 was awarded the ultimate peer group accolade of Restaurant of the Year by The Caterer Magazine. The sister restaurants in the Club Gascon group are Comptoir Gascon and Cellar Gascon in Smithfield, Le Cercle off Sloane Street in Knightsbridge and Croque Gascon in the newly opened Westfield Centre in Shepherd’s Bush. Pascal Aussignac lives in London just above two of his restaurants in Smithfield.
2009 World Gourmand Award: ‘Best French Cookbook in UK’
2010 World Gourmand Award: ‘Second Best French Cookbook in the World’
Prix La Mazille 2010 First Prize in Perigueux (France) at The International Book Fair
‘a very special book from a very special chef.’
‘the recipes won’t fail to beguile foodies.’
Good Taste, Metro
You’ll be seduced by the array of recipes.’
Food and Travel