This is a very good book -- But does anyone know which editions of the book use weight and not volume, and grams? There are pictures of thermometers in Celsius and then the text gives only Fahrenheit. Certainly the dishes were conceived in the metric system and to deprive American readers of the precision the original recipes provided is terrible. There is a French edition that is presumably better. The UK edition has a separate ISBN but it may still use Imperial measures.
My UK edition book just arrived from Amazon UK with grams, litres, Celsius, etc. ISBN 978-0-7418-6239-2.
This book was an impulse buy instigated when Amazon.com issued a rebate of customs duties on another purchase.
Fascinated as I am by the layout and the photographs I am stumped by the quantities called for to make a basic beef stock:
1 small onion
4 1/2 ozs of beef scraps
1 1/2 ozs of beef bone
2 1/4 lbs of carrot
6 lbs of celery
1 1/2 gallons of water
Huh-- really? Surely this can't be right.
This must have been a weight translation error as this version has, respectively: 130g, 1kg, 2.7kg, 80g, 40g, 5 litres. I'll let you do the math for conversion.
Edited by nickrey, 17 October 2011 - 10:49 PM.