Michel Roux Jr. is one of London’s most respected restaurateurs—and some of the world’s greatest chefs (including Gordon Ramsay of the hit television show Hell’s Kitchen) have trained in his family’s various restaurants: Le Gavroche, Waterside Inn, and Brasserie Roux. Here, Michel shares the story of how the Roux family brought French high cuisine to Britain and became the city’s most influential family in food. In addition, he imparts his knowledge of everyday ingredients and how to get the best from your cooking. With 120 recipes offering a light, modern twist on classic French fare, this is a gastronomic tour no home cook will want to miss.