Paris: Robert Laffont, 1986
First edition. First printing in the original French, with illustrations by Izhar Cohen. Presentation copy, inscribed by Joël Robuchon in the year of publication, with dedication to a Jacques Ourévitch. Further inscribed by Catherine Michel. Roughly ten pages had been creased at the top right corner. Otherwise, a fine, bright copy, rarely found inscribed. A remarkable record of the “Chef of the Century” in his heyday. At the time, he was chef of Jamin, the most celebrated restaurant in the world. A lasting influence in his industry, he garnered the most acclaim of any restauranteur, with 32 stars from the Michelin Guide across his establishments.