Larousse Gastronomique
2001 hardback edition in its box
AuthorProsper Montagné
SubjectCulinary arts
PublisherEditions Larousse
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Media typebook

Larousse Gastronomique (pronounced [la.ʁus ɡas.tʁɔ.nɔ.mik]) is an encyclopedia of gastronomy.[2] The majority of the book is about French cuisine, and contains recipes for French dishes and cooking techniques. The first edition included few non-French dishes and ingredients; later editions include many more. The book was originally published by Éditions Larousse in Paris in 1938.[3]


The first edition (1938) was edited by Prosper Montagné, with the collaboration of Dr Alfred Gottschalk,[4] with prefaces by each of the author-chefs Georges Auguste Escoffier and Philéas Gilbert (1857–1942).[5] Gilbert was a collaborator[citation needed] in the creation of this book as well as Le Guide Culinaire (1903) with Escoffier, leading to some cross-over with the two books. It caused Escoffier to note when he was asked to write the preface that he could "see with my own eyes", and "Montagné cannot hide from me the fact that he has used Le Guide as a basis for his new book, and certainly used numerous recipes."[6]

The third English edition (2001), which runs to approximately 1,350 pages, has been modernized and includes additional material on other cuisines. It is also available in a concise edition (2003). A new, updated and revised edition was released in October 2009, published by Hamlyn in the UK.[7]


English translations


  1. ^ "Gourmet Secrets by Karen Anand: Caring for the carpaccio". Hindustan Times. 20 July 2019.
  2. ^ Lawrence D. Kritzman; Brian J. Reilly; M. B. DeBevoise (2006). The Columbia History of Twentieth-century French Thought. Columbia University Press. pp. 238–. ISBN 978-0-231-10790-7.
  3. ^ New Larousse Gastronomique. Octopus. 2 August 2018. pp. 17–. ISBN 978-0-600-63587-1 – via Goofle Books.
  4. ^ Scholliers, Peter (30 November 2008). Food Culture in Belgium. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 9780313344916 – via Google Books.
    - Montagné, Prosper; Gottschalk, Alfred (29 June 1938). "Larousse gastronomique". Larousse – via Google Books.
    - Graham, Peter (29 August 2008). Classic Cheese Cookery. Grub Street Publishers. ISBN 9781909808850 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "Philéas Gilbert (1857–1942)" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France.
    - "Phileas Gilbert: Who's Who in Food History". Food Reference.
    - "Gilbert, Philéas, 1857-1942". Knihovna/University Library.
    - "Cuisine: Ensemble de 7 ouvrages. – RISSET" (in French). Kâ-Mondo. GILBERT (Philéas). La cuisine de tous les mois. 2e éd. Paris, Goubaud, 1898. In-8, XIV-710 p., nomb. figures, percaline verte éditeur.Second livre de cuisine de Philéas Gilbert (1857–1943), collaborateur d'Escoffier et qui participa à la rédaction des principaux livres de ce grand chef. Édition augmentée de 140 recettes, soit 840 au total.Soit 7 volumes.
  6. ^ James, 266–68
  7. ^ Robuchon, Joël (2009). Larousse Gastronomique: The World's Greatest Culinary Encyclopedia. Hamlyn. ISBN 9780600620426.
  8. ^ Larousse Gastronomique; The Encyclopedia of Food, Wine, and Cookery (1961) in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
  9. ^ Larousse Gastronomique: The New American Edition of the World's Greatest Culinary Encyclopedia (1988) in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
  10. ^ Larousse Gastronomique; The New American Edition of the World's Greatest Culinary Encyclopedia (1998) in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
  11. ^ Larousse Gastronomique: The World's Greatest Culinary Encyclopedia (2001) in libraries (WorldCat catalog)