|Publisher||Overlook/Rookery (October 30, 2008)
Ma Gastronomie is a modern French cuisine cookbook created from the notes of legendary French chef, Fernand Point. It was first published in French in 1969, 200 recipes are included based on Fernand Point notes and handwritten recipes.
The book has detailed sections on Fernand Point, La Pyramide (the restaurant), his cuisine, wines, spirit etc.
The first English edition of the book was published in 1974. In its second English edition published in 2008 by Rookery publishers, the foreword is done by the noted American chief of The French Laundry restaurant, Thomas Keller. He has cited Point's work as being very significant to his training in his introduction to Ma Gastronomie.
If someone were to take away all my cookbooks except for one, I would keep Fernand Point’s Ma Gastronomie. For me, his philosophy instilled what cuisine is all about: generosity and hugeness of heart. Point said that if you are not a generous person you cannot be in this field. I think you’ll notice that chefs, as a whole, say yes to any project, fundraiser, or tasting because they have such a generous spirit.
- http://www.theatlasphere.com/columns/031215_iannolo_trotter.php Jennifer Iannolo - Dec 15, 2003