Unprecedented in both scope and clarity, La Varenne Pratique (Crown, 1989) is the essential culinary reference book for both novice cook and expert.  Compiled by Anne Willan, using La Varenne Cooking School’s extensive resources, the book brings together a practical understanding of cooking techniques, ingredients, and equipment in an unrivaled guide to classic modern cooking.  Published in the UK as the Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Cookery, and soon to become available as an eBook, (Gerber Rigler Books,  2012), La Varenne Pratique is a veritable encyclopedia on cooking.  More than half a million print copies have been sold worldwide and there are six foreign language editions.