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100 thoughts on “2 Chefs Review French Classic Cookbook from 1914!!

  1. How about The Broons Cookbook or the follow up to it? Some traditional old ads in there are brilliant and have recipes attached.

  2. any french looking this : "amazing that every 6 y.o french child know what pommes noisettes (noisette potatoes) is but all those chefs that are basically neighbour don't know what it is. Not one of the dishes got it right !

  3. How about reviewing another classic French cookbook? The 14th Century Le Viandier de Taillevent?

    Recipes from the medieval French court… With even fewer instructions.

  4. I love when the dude said "interpretated" both chefs looked at him. Thank the ginger chef for saying "interpreted" shortly after.

  5. I would like to see you cook something by Alton Brown. His biscuits come to mind. Should provide lots of entertainment, since biscuits in the UK are cookies, US Biscuits I suppose are more like savory scones.

  6. Do one on Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management! I got this at a school prize day, never did anything with it surprisingly 🙂

  7. in 1914 where are you going to get spring, late summer and autumn veg on the same plate?
    sure the carrot and turnip can be stored but asparagus and cauliflower?
    It looked nice!

  8. Why not have a go at trying this book – Eat Like a Gilmore: The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/151071734X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_oxmDDbHJW3MRG

  9. This is noisette potatoes hahaha
    https://www.google.com/search?q=pomme+de+terre+noisette&sxsrf=ACYBGNTPumKtO0dzuW6GfbG5iI98fmEwag:1567944120344&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjSj8iCl8HkAhWDZlAKHbcUBg8Q_AUIEigB&biw=2048&bih=1010

  10. I got a cook book for you. "Who's your mama are you catholic and can you make a roux?" Yes that is the actual name of the book. You can find it on amazon new and amazon UK used.

  11. You know, it's almost like stepping up a level like they did here really brought out James' enthusiasm, like he finally gets to push himself to the limit technique-wise. Y'all should be doing more of this book.

  12. I always so dislike people getting annoyed at how Ben speaks French. At least he speaks it sheesh! Lol! I have been trying to learn on my own for YEARS and I think still, all I can do is introduce myself and ask how someone is. HA! I can however SING in French with like perfect pronunciation which freaks me out… HAHA!

  13. Cookbook suggestion: Thug Kitchen. All plant based food with hilarious recipes! Very excited as I’m starting the course at UCB next week!

  14. Come on guys! Everything we do starts with you? More from this cookbook, please please! It was so fun to watch!!! So many have requested it!

  15. An Aussie classic, the 1980, Australian Women's Weekly Birthday Cake Cookbook – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-09/childrens-birthday-cake-book-changed-shape-kids-birthdays/10208246

  16. I think you should do some more cooking interpretation challenges, either from this book or set by another chef or expert of a particular cuisine

  17. James is like a sweet schoolboy he just loves when his food turns out well. I’m the same way! I just get really excited when I like what I’ve done. Especially if you’re your own worse critic

  18. I had that book! Got bought it at school then used it at college. UCB? Formerly Birmingham College of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies?


  19. There already have been some suggestions of getting a non-English cooking book.
    But I think this title deserves its own post
    (although someone might have suggested this already; I blame not being able to search this comment section):
    "Kotiruoka"
    ( published by "Otava" and most recently revised by "Kaisa Isotalo" & "Raija Kuittinen" )
    is pretty much the "bible" of Finnish-kitchen.
    Not only it contains recipes. But it also contains technique-guides for various cooking methods and some "etiquette" things
    ( like how to set-up the table and so on ).

    Also this book predates "Le Répertoire De La Cuisine" by six years
    ( "Kotiruoka" was first published in 1908 ).

    As hinted, this book at the moment is only available in Finnish.
    But the recipes itself are quite simple and translating them shouldn't be an over-complex process.


  20. Ben, you were right about the potatoes!Pommes noisettes designate small potato balls fried in butter or oil. Great looking dish as always boys !

  21. Please try recipes from the Tim Burton cookbook, Vincent Price’s cookbook(s), Salvador Dali’s cookbook, the HP Lovecraft cookbook& the Hannibal cookbook!

  22. I need MORE OF THESE PLEASE!!!! There are so many bizarre cook book authors DONT BE AFRAID
    TO THROW SOME SHADE 😂👏

  23. I would really love a whole series of ben v james with this book. Just to see their different interpretations of each recipe. YEARS OF ENTERTAINMENT

  24. I think you should find some recipes from the famous English 18th Century cookbook by Eliza Smith "The Complete Housewife" First published around 1730 and is still published today.

  25. Idea: Get two people to memorize a similar recipe but with very different instructions. Tell them they were given the same recipe and have to work together to create it.

  26. I actually think Ben is right about the nut shaped potatoes. He said it in a weird way but they are like mini potatoes. In Dutch we call them 'kriel'. I bet there is a British name too. Isnt it like baby potato or new potato?

  27. This is a great idea. I would love to see more dishes made from this book. Perhaps a head to head battle rather than a combined effort would be a cool twist.

  28. "Pommes noisettes" are actually mashed potatoes mixed with eggs and potato starch, fried in a pan in little balls.
    "Fleurons" are baked.

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