There are two Gabriel Kreuthers in plain view in his luxurious new gift-commendable book, “Gabriel Kreuther, The Soul of Alsace: A Cookbook,” composed with Michael Ruhlman. First up is the child of the area in eastern France: His affection letter to his district covers the customs of homestead and table, with the normal tarte flambée, choucroute garnie, baeckeoffe, kougelhopf and a heap of Christmas treats. Then, at that point, you have the cultivated culinary specialist’s eatery plans, frequently enlivened by Alsace, as foie gras terrine with discrete strides for sauce, outside and completing; sheep cooked in roughage, requiring six plans; cabbage loaded down with langoustines and scallops; and the long distance race of Dark Timberland Craquelin that calls for nine arrangements. However, even at their generally complicated, the plans hold guarantee for the home cook. A button mushroom soup stands delectably all alone without the chorizo-potato raviolis close by, and can undoubtedly be made to serve four or six rather than 12. Also, regardless of the formula, Mr. Kreuther calibrates the vital subtleties, even down to disclosing the most ideal way of fixing a terrine with cling wrap.