In A French Kitchen

Author: Susan Herrmann Loomis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698191082
Size: 18.25 MB
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A delightful celebration of French life and the cooks who turn even the simplest meals into an occasion Even before Susan Herrmann Loomis wrote her now-classic memoir, On Rue Tatin, American readers have been compelled by books about the French’s ease with cooking. With In a French Kitchen, Loomis—an expat who long ago traded her American grocery store for a bustling French farmer’s market—demystifies in lively prose the seemingly effortless je ne sais quoi behind a simple French meal. One by one, readers are invited to meet the busy people of Louviers and surrounding villages and towns of Loomis’s adopted home, from runway-chic Edith, who has zero passion for cooking—but a love of food that inspires her to whip up an array of mouthwatering dishes—to Nathalie, who becomes misty-eyed as she talks about her mother’s Breton cooking, then goes on to reproduce it. Through friends and neighbors like these, Loomis learns that delicious, even decadent meals don’t have to be complicated. Are French cooks better organized when planning and shopping? Do they have a greater ability to improvise with whatever they have on hand when unexpected guests arrive? The answer to both is: Yes. But they also have an innate understanding of food and cooking, are instinctively knowledgeable about seasonal produce, and understand what combination of simple ingredients will bring out the best of their gardens or local markets. Thankfully for American readers, In a French Kitchen shares the everyday French tips, secrets, and eighty-five recipes that allow them to turn every meal into a sumptuous occasion.

My Little French Kitchen

Author: Rachel Khoo
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9781405916523
Size: 10.11 MB
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The star of BBC2's The Little Paris Kitchen is back with her second book, this time based on giving classic French dishes from all over the country her trademark modern twists. Rachel Khoo became an overnight sensation when her first book and television series launched last year. Coveting her Parisian lifestyle, fashion sense and, more importantly, her accessible, delicious recipes cooked up in her tiny kitchen, the nation took her to their hearts and now they can receive second helpings. Taking her 'Little Paris Kitchen' on tour, Rachel is leaving the capital city to travel to the four corners of France in search of the very best recipes the country has to offer. From the snow-topped mountains and Christmas markets of Alsace to the winemaking region of the Dordogne, the dreamy vistas of Provence and the well-stocked larders of Brittany and Normandy, Rachel visits some of the best-known foodie places as well as uncovering some hidden gems to share with you. Recipes include: pork and clams with cider and butter beans, spicy aubergine sticks with couscous, baked figs with walnuts, beer-glazed ham hock, caramelized apple bake and spiced almond biscuits.

The French Kitchen

Author: Joanne Harris
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780385607018
Size: 11.66 MB
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Joanne Harris's bestselling novels, Chocolat, Blackberry Wine and Five-Quarters of the Orange, are affectionately known as her culinary trilogy. In them, Joanne Harris whets our appetites with some tantalisingly delicious recipes taken from her own grandmere's recipe book. For, like Framboise, the heroine of Five-Quarters of the Orange, Joanne has family recipes which have been passed down through the generations and which she shares with us now in a mouth-watering celebration of French cuisine. From pumkin soup to Moules Mariniere, from Tarte aux cassis to Fouace Aveyronnaise (Grandmother's festival loaf), and taking in salads, starters, fish, poultry and plenty more along the way, these are simple and stylish recipes from the heart of the French family kitchen. Illustrated with stunning integrated photographs and complemented by anecdotes from her family, past and present, The French Kitchen will be a must-have cookbook for all lovers of food and France.

French Kitchen

Author: Serge Dansereau
Publisher:
ISBN: 1906417628
Size: 19.14 MB
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Bring the simple elegance of French cooking into your home with this beautifully produced cookbook from the internationally renowned chef, Serge Dansereau. Featuring 230 classic French recipes, French Kitchen takes the sophistication and lavour of French cooking and delivers it straight to your kitchen. Serge combines expert French techniques with wonderfully fresh produce and the best ingredients to show you how to create delicious meals every time. Whether you’re looking for tips on how to create the perfect cassoulet, or hunting for that last missing ingredient in your clafoutis, the author shares his award-winning culinary know-how to help you turn a good dish into a great one. This indispensable book features chef’s notes, tips for getting the best out of your cooking and helpful suggestions for seasonal variations to give flexibility in the kitchen all year round – so you’ll never be at a loss for what to cook. Serge gives you the confidence to substitute an ingredient here or there, so you can turn a summer dish into a winter one, or adapt it to what you’ve already got in the cupboard. There are even sections on cooking for kids (designed to delight even the fussiest of appetites) and useful meal suggestions for all occasions. Taking you through all meal times, French Kitchen has a recipe to suit any time of the day. Whether it’s a buttery brioche breakfast, a warming onion soup for lunch or chicken confit with mushrooms and bacon for dinner, (not forgetting a slice of chocolate and raspberry tart for dessert), you’ll be inspired to enjoy the style and flavours of French cooking wherever you are.

The Skinny French Kitchen

Author: Harry Eastwood
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781409044048
Size: 15.55 MB
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Harry Eastwood has taken on the challenge of a lifetime: marrying her love of classic French cookery with a desire to maintain her waistline. The Skinny French Kitchen is the result of Harry's year spent tasting, testing and tweaking the great French classics in her tiny Parisian kitchen up seven flights of stairs. Every recipe has been slimmed down to a fraction of its usual calorie cost without robbing it of flavour or its French character. From light and delightful Tarte aux Pommes and Mousse au Chocolat to irresistible Coq au Vin Blanc and Croque Monsieur, Harry has proved once again that fat and flavour don't always go hand in hand . . .

A Kitchen In France

Author: Mimi Thorisson
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 9780804185608
Size: 11.49 MB
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With beguiling recipes and sumptuous photography, A Kitchen in France transports readers to the French countryside and marks the debut of a captivating new voice in cooking. "This is real food: delicious, honest recipes that celebrate the beauty of picking what is ripe and in season, and capture the essence of life in rural France." —Alice Waters When Mimi Thorisson and her family moved from Paris to a small town in out-of-the-way Médoc, she did not quite know what was in store for them. She found wonderful ingredients—from local farmers and the neighboring woods—and, most important, time to cook. Her cookbook chronicles the family’s seasonal meals and life in an old farmhouse, all photographed by her husband, Oddur. Mimi’s convivial recipes—such as Roast Chicken with Herbs and Crème Fraîche, Cèpe and Parsley Tartlets, Winter Vegetable Cocotte, Apple Tart with Orange Flower Water, and Salted Butter Crème Caramel—will bring the warmth of rural France into your home. From the Hardcover edition.

On Rue Tatin

Author: Susan Herrmann Loomis
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780767911443
Size: 14.66 MB
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Susan Loomis arrived in Paris twenty years ago with little more than a student loan and the contents of a suitcase to sustain her. But what began then as an apprenticeship at La Varenne École de Cuisine evolved into a lifelong immersion in French cuisine and culture, culminating in permanent residency in 1994. On Rue Tatin chronicles her journey to an ancient little street in Louviers, one of Normandy’s most picturesque towns. With lyrical prose and wry candor, Loomis recalls the miraculous restoration that she and her husband performed on the dilapidated convent they chose for their new residence. As its ochre and azure floor tiles emerged, challenges outside the dwelling mounted. From squatters to a surly priest next door, along with a close-knit community wary of outsiders, Loomis tackled the social challenges head-on, through persistent dialogue–and baking. On Rue Tatin includes delicious recipes that evoke the essence of this region, such as Apple and Thyme Tart, Duck Breast with Cider, and Braised Chicken in White Wine and Mustard. Transporting readers to a world where tradition is cherished, On Rue Tatin provides a touching glimpse of the camaraderie, exquisite food, and simple pleasures of daily life in a truly glorious corner of Normandy. From the Trade Paperback edition.