Michel Roux's career has been hugely successful from the moment he opened his first restaurant, the acclaimed Le Gavroche in London, with his brother Albert in 1967. The Waterside Inn, Michel's restaurant in Bray, now run by his son Alain, has held three Michelin stars for an astonishing 27 years. Michel holds countless other culinary honours and he was awarded an OBE in 2002 and the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur in 2004. Michel has written twelve very successful books, many published by Quadrille, including Eggs (2005), Pastry (2007), Sauces (2009) and Desserts (2011), which have sold almost two million copies. He has also has appeared in two television series and regularly appears on Saturday Kitchen. His most recent television series, The Roux Legacy, provided a fascinating insight into this unique food dynasty. Leading food critics and top chefs described the Roux family as the most important culinary influence ever in the UK, responsible for catalysing the transformation of food and cooking in this country since the sixties.