COMPLETE [COOKERY] Guide to Modern Cookery 1 - Escoffier- rg

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Post by ccfpcl » June 21st, 2013, 7:28 am

A Guide to Modern Cookery (Le Guide Culinaire), Part 1 by Auguste Escoffier (1946 - 1935). Translated by James B Herndon Jr (Unknown dates).

This project is now complete. All audio files may be found on our catalogue page: http://librivox.org/guide-to-modern-cookery-1-by-auguste-escoffier/
Le Guide Culinaire can be regarded as the ‘Bible’ of modern cooking. It was Escoffier's attempt to codify and streamline the French restaurant food of the day. The original text was printed for the use of professional chefs and kitchen staff; Escoffier's introduction to the first edition explains his intention that the book be used toward the education of the younger generation of cooks. This usage of the book still holds today; many culinary schools still use it as their core textbook. The book overall is 900 pages long and contains over 2500 recipes. Part 1 is 120 pages long and describes the basic principles and techniques required for the chef, including descriptions of more than 250 recipes and preparations (Summary by Wikipedia and Chris Cartwright)
Volunteers outside the USA: Escoffier died in 1935. However we don’t have a definite date of death for the translator James B Herndon Jr. Since there are references to his translated works back as far as 1838, it is almost certain that he died before 1942, and thus that this translation is in the public domain in Europe. However we cannot guarantee that this is the case.
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    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://archive.org/details/cu31924000610117
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    Genres for the project:
    cookery
    Keywords that describe the book:
    cooking cookery gastronomy cuisine kitchen
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    Set your recording software to:
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    Please leave no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording!
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    • "Section [number] of A Guide to Modern Cookery Part 1. - This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Artist: Auguste Escoffier
    Album: A Guide to Modern Cookery (Le Guide Culinaire) Part 1
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Last edited by ccfpcl on August 31st, 2013, 1:36 am, edited 3 times in total.

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Post by RuthieG » June 21st, 2013, 8:16 am

All right, we are now set up. I have made some slight changes, though.

The title is A Guide to Modern Cookery. The original French title can be included in the heading, and also in the catalogue, so I have made the catalogue title A Guide to Modern Cookery (Le Guide Culinaire) Part I: Fundamental Elements, so that it will be found on a search for either title.

I have changed the source text to the Internet Archive one, rather than the Open Library entry for the work.

Are you going to need 20 sections? (I don't see any particularly long chapters.) Do you want the glossary included with the Preface? It may be a good idea to note yea or nay in the Notes part of that section in the Magic Window.

I have put the first couple of track titles in the Magic Window. It is up to you how much you include in the title, but please retain the leading two digit number, as some players sort files by track title, instead of track number.

I will shortly PM you login details and basic instructions for using the Magic Window. Your login user name and password will, for the moment, be temporary ones, for use with this project only. (Reason is that we have a technical problem with newer people, which will only be resolved when our new software comes on stream.)

Any questions, you know where to come :).

EDITED TO ADD: We will just hang around on the Launch Pad for a day or two for people to see that the project exists, and also hopefully to snag a proof-listener. Then we will move off to Readers Wanted.

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Post by RuthieG » June 22nd, 2013, 6:05 am

Please may I claim Section 03, The Leading Warm Sauces?

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Post by ccfpcl » June 22nd, 2013, 6:21 am

Of course you may Ruth, but you'll have to bear with me while I figure out what to do to make it so!

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Post by ccfpcl » June 22nd, 2013, 6:24 am

Think that's got it.

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Post by RuthieG » June 23rd, 2013, 4:38 am

Section 03 uploaded.

Upload URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/rg/guideculinaire_03_escoffier.mp3
Duration: 24:12
Size: 22.1 MB

When we come to finding a proof-listener, you will need to decide whether to ask the proof-listener to check the volume, background noise, and technical specs of the file, or whether you will do this yourself. It is particularly important for a group project, I think, to have reasonably consistent volume and audio quality throughout the book.

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Post by smijen » June 23rd, 2013, 5:05 am

Hi Chris,

May I DPL? I don't get a lot of LV time during the week, so chapters may accumulate until the weekend. If that's OK with you, please sign me up!

I'd be happy to check tech specs as well.
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Post by ccfpcl » June 23rd, 2013, 6:23 am

Hi Sarah

Pleased to meet you.

That would be brilliant - thank you!

I'm not sure how fast this is going to go - I'm sure weekends only will be just fine! :D

Cheers, Chris.

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Post by RuthieG » June 23rd, 2013, 7:03 am

Sarah added as DPL.

Hint of the day: it is very easy to see only the most recent post, and miss a previous one, if they come close together ;).

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Post by RuthieG » June 24th, 2013, 5:42 am

OK. Moving over to Readers Wanted to await the flood of volunteers :lol:.

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Post by ccfpcl » June 24th, 2013, 9:00 am

OK I'll prepare to duck! :)

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Post by smijen » June 26th, 2013, 11:40 pm

Section 3 is PL OK!
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Post by ccfpcl » June 27th, 2013, 1:37 am

Thanks Sarah. Let's hope it's not the only one you have to do! :)

Chris.

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Post by RuthieG » June 27th, 2013, 5:23 am

Well, you're going to record four of them, Chris :lol:. If you get desperate, I will try and record another when I have other commitments under control.

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Post by smijen » June 27th, 2013, 1:52 pm

It may go in fits and spurts. We do have a lot of "competition" in the Readers Wanted forum these days, but not to worry. I did a very long cookbook (Mrs. Beeton's) years ago and I think it took over a year to complete, but just keep plugging along and it will get done. :)
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