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In the French Kitchen with Kids: Easy, Everyday Dishes for the Whole Family to Make and Enjoy
Twice a week during the school year, you'll find Mardi Michels--French teacher and the well-known blogger behind eat. live. travel. write--directing up to a dozen children in her school's science lab as they slice, dice, mix, knead and, most importantly, taste. Whether they're learning to make an authentic ratatouille tian or tackling quiche made with pastry from scratch, Mardi's students can accomplish just about anything in the kitchen once they put their minds to it.In her first book, Mardi shows that French food doesn't have to be complicated. The result is an elegant, approachable cookbook featuring recipes tailored for young chefs and their families. From savory dishes like Omelettes, Croque-Monsieurs or Steak Frites to sweet treats like Profiteroles, Madeleines or Crème Brûlée, readers will find many French classics here. With helpful timetables to plan out baking projects, as well as tips on how to get kids involved in the cooking, this book breaks down any preconceived notion that French cuisine is too fancy or too difficult for kids to master. With Mardi's warm, empowering and encouraging instructions, kids of all ages will be begging to help out in the kitchen every day of the week.
Aperitif: Cocktail Hour the French Way
Grab a light drink and a bite, and enjoy cocktail hour, the French way.For the French, the fleeting interlude between a long workday and the evening meal to come is not meant to be hectic or crazed. Instead, that time is a much needed chance to pause, take a breath, and reset with light drinks and snacks. Whether it's a quick affair before dashing out the door to your favorite Parisian bistro or a lead-up to a more lavish party, Apéritif is about kicking off the night, rousing the appetite, and doing so with the carefree spirit of connection and conviviality. Apéritif celebrates that easygoing lifestyle with simple yet stylish recipes for both classic and modern French apéritif-style cocktails, along with French-inspired bites and hors d'oeuvres. Keeping true to the apéritif tradition, you'll find cocktail recipes that use lighter, low-alcohol spirits, fortified wines, and bitter liqueurs. The impressive drinks have influences from both Old World and New, but are always low fuss and served barely embellished--an easy feat to pull off for the relaxed host at home. Apéritif also offers recipes for equally breezy bites, such as Radishes with Poppy Butter, Gougères, Ratatouille Dip, and Buckwheat-Sel Gris Crackers. For evenings that are all about ease and approachability without sacrificing style or flavor, Apéritif makes drinking and entertaining at home as effortless, fun, and effervescent as the offerings themselves.
Let's Eat France!
This comprehensive book features 1,250 specialty foods, 375 iconic recipes, 350 topics, 260 personalities, plus hundreds of maps, charts, tricks, and tips.
L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home
Bestselling author and world-renowned chef David Lebovitz continues to mine the rich subject of his evolving expat life in Paris as he revamps a new apartment. His story is seasoned with dozens of new recipes inspired by his experience.
French Classics Made Easy
Classic French food is hotter than ever. But one thing hasn’t changed - few of us have the time, the patience, the technique, or the cream and butter allowance to tackle the classics as presented by Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The good news is - we don’t need to. For the past 40 years Richard Grausman, America’s premier culinary teacher, has been training American chefs in a simpler, better way of French cooking, and in French Classics Made Easy - a refreshed and updated edition of his original collection, At Home with the French Classics - he shares all of his extraordinary innovations and techniques. Golden souffles in ten minutes. A light and luscious chocolate mousse that can be made as a cake, a chocolate roll, souffle, or pudding. Plus Cassoulet, Boeuf Bourguignon, Coq au Vin, Bouillabaisse, Poached Salmon with Beurre Blan - in all, 250 impeccably clear, step-by-step recipes in range of anyone who knows how to boil water or dice an onion. When a step isn’t critical, Grausman eliminates it. If something can be done in advance, he does it. Plus he’s cut the amount of butter, cream, egg yolks, salt, and sugar; the result is health-conscious recipes that don’t compromise the essential nature of the dish. Techniques are illustrated throughout in line drawings. It’s the grandness of French cuisine, made accessible for both entertaining and everyday meals.
A Taste of Paris: A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food
In his trademark witty and informative style, David Downie embarks on a quest to discover "What is it about the history of Paris that has made it a food lover’s paradise?" Long before Marie Antoinette said, "Let them eat cake!" (actually, it was brioche), the Romans of Paris devoured foie gras, and live oysters rushed in from the Atlantic; one Medieval cookbook describes a thirty-two part meal featuring hare stew, eel soup, and honeyed wine; during the last great banquet at Versailles a year before the Revolution the gourmand Louis XVI savored thirty-two main dishes and sixteen desserts; yet, in 1812, Grimod de la Reynière, the father of French gastronomy, regaled guests with fifty-two courses, fifteen wines, three types of coffee, and seventeen liqueurs.Following the contours of history and the geography of the city, Downie sweeps readers on an insider’s gourmet walking tour of Paris and its environs in A Taste of Paris, revealing the locations of Roman butcher shops, classic Belle Epoque bistros serving diners today and Marie Antoinette’s exquisite vegetable garden that still supplies produce, no longer to the unfortunate queen, but to the legendary Alain Ducasse and his stylish restaurant inside the palace of Versailles. Along the way, readers learn why the rich culinary heritage of France still makes Paris the ultimate arbiter in the world of food.
French Cooking at Home
In this stunning French cooking bible, chef Marianne Megnier-Moreno simplifies the art of French cooking as she teaches home cooks how to create a range of impressive French dishes. Megnier-Moreno carefully and clearly takes you step by step, beginning with fundamental recipes for basic stocks (chicken, beef, fish), sauces (roux, béchamel, hollandaise), and preparations (cutting onions, cooking eggs, preparing clarified butter). She then teaches you the techniques that are the heart of French cooking: sautéing, roasting, grilling, braising, poaching, and more.She follows these hands-on instructions with forty recipes for making classic French dishes, including boeuf bourguignon, salmon confit, cheese soufflé, stuffed mussels, pot-au-feu, roast chicken, and the perfect hamburger. Magnier-Moreno explains how preparation adds depths of flavor to each dish, breaks down the technique involved in creating it, and includes helpful photos for every step, as well as one large full-page photo of the final dish.French Cooking at Home also contains an illustrated glossary that provides detailed instructions and photography to help you perfect your culinary skills, including plating, decorating, preparing meat, cutting and cooking methods, and key utensils. A sophisticated, comprehensive, and accessible visual handbook, French Cooking at Home is your essential guide to cooking and enjoying the best of French cuisine.
French Cooking at Home
In this stunning French cooking bible, chef Marianne Megnier-Moreno simplifies the art of French cooking as she teaches home cooks how to create a range of impressive French dishes. Megnier-Moreno carefully and clearly takes you step by step, beginning with fundamental recipes for basic stocks (chicken, beef, fish), sauces (roux, béchamel, hollandaise), and preparations (cutting onions, cooking eggs, preparing clarified butter). She then teaches you the techniques that are the heart of French cooking: sautéing, roasting, grilling, braising, poaching, and more.She follows these hands-on instructions with forty recipes for making classic French dishes, including boeuf bourguignon, salmon confit, cheese soufflé, stuffed mussels, pot-au-feu, roast chicken, and the perfect hamburger. Magnier-Moreno explains how preparation adds depths of flavor to each dish, breaks down the technique involved in creating it, and includes helpful photos for every step, as well as one large full-page photo of the final dish.French Cooking at Home also contains an illustrated glossary that provides detailed instructions and photography to help you perfect your culinary skills, including plating, decorating, preparing meat, cutting and cooking methods, and key utensils. A sophisticated, comprehensive, and accessible visual handbook, French Cooking at Home is your essential guide to cooking and enjoying the best of French cuisine.NOTE: This is a Scratch & Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.
Dinner Chez Moi: 50 French Secrets to Joyful Eating and Entertaining
When Elizabeth Bard, a New Yorker raised on Twizzlers and instant mac and cheese, fell for a handsome Frenchman and moved to Paris, she discovered a whole new world of culinary delights. First in Paris, then in a tiny village in Provence, Elizabeth explored the markets, incorporating new ingredients and rituals into her everyday meals and routines.After 15 years of cooking in her own French kitchen, making French friends--and observing her slim and elegant French mother-in-law--Elizabeth has gathered a treasure trove of information that has radically changed her own eating habits for the better. She realized that what most Americans call "dieting"--smaller portions, no snacking, a preference for seasonal fruits and vegetables, and limited sugar--the French simply call "eating." And they do it with pleasure, gusto, and flair.With wit, sound advice, and easy-to-follow recipes, Bard lets her readers in on a range of delightful--and useful--French secrets to eating and living well, including hunger as the new foreplay, the top five essential French cooking tools and 15 minute meals popular throughout France, and the concept of benevolent dictatorship: why French kids eat veggies, and how to get yours to eat them, too. Whether you're ready for a complete kitchen transformation or simply looking for dinner party inspiration, Dinner Chez Moi is a fun, practical, and charming how-to guide that will add a dash of joie de vivre to your kitchen--and your life!
Instantly French!: Classic French Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker
The electric pressure cooker is the secret weapon French home cooks use to prepare classic dishes in half the time. Let Ann Mah show you how to use your electric pressure cooker to become Instantly French!
The Food and Wine of France: Eating and Drinking from Champagne to Provence
Influential food writer Edward Behr investigates French cuisine and what it means, in encounters from Champagne to Provence. He tells the stories of French artisans and chefs who continue to work at the highest level. Many people in and out of France have noted for a long time the slow retreat of French cuisine, concerned that it is losing its important place in the country's culture and in the world culture of food. And yet, as Behr writes, good French food remains very, very delicious. No cuisine is better. The sensuousness is overt. French cooking is generous, both obvious and subtle, simple and complex, rustic and utterly refined. A lot of recent inventive food by comparison is wildly abstract and austere. In the tradition of great food writers, Edward Behr seeks out the best of French food and wine. He shows not only that it is as relevant as ever, but he also challenges us to see that it might become the world's next cutting edge cuisine.France remains the greatest country for bread, cheese, and wine, and its culinary techniques are the foundation of the training of nearly every serious Western cook and some beyond. Behr talks with chefs and goes to see top artisanal producers in order to understand what "the best" means for them, the nature of traditional methods, how to enjoy the foods, and what the optimal pairings are. As he searches for the very best in French food and wine, he introduces a host of important, memorable people. THE FOOD AND WINE OF FRANCE is a remarkable journey of discovery. It is also an investigation into why classical French food is so extraordinarily delicious--and why it will endure.
Paris Picnic Club: More Than 100 Recipes to Savor and Share
Every Friday for a year in a small town tucked into the hillsides south of Paris, Shaheen Peerbhai and Jennie Levitt made a delicious picnic-style meal for their friends, and it grew into a clandestine pop-up restaurant, serving much-anticipated lunches to eighty hungry guests. Soon they moved their picnic club to parks and hidden spots across Paris. In this charmingly illustrated book, Shaheen and Jennie offer a collection of their flavorful recipes, taking inspiration from the diverse cuisines of Paris. You’ll delight in eclectic small plates and sharing platters, abundant tartines, creative drinks, indulgent desserts, and more - to savor and share in your favorite picnic spot or at your dinner table.
In a French Kitchen: Tales and Traditions of Everyday Home Cooking in France
Loomis, Susan Herrmann
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. French cooks have the savoir faire to get out of a low-ingredient bind. They are deeply knowledgeable about seasonal produce and what mélange of simple ingredients will bring out the best of their garden or local market. They are perfectly at ease with cracked bowls and little counter space.In a French Kitchen proves that delicious, decadent meals aren’t complicated. Loomis takes lessons from busy, everyday people and offers tricks and recipes to create a meal more focused on quality ingredients and time at the table than on time in the kitchen.
On a quiet cobblestoned side street north of Les Halles in Paris, a veritable food revolution is happening thanks to chef Greg Marchand's game-changing restaurant, Frenchie. Here are some of his most inspired and deeply original recipes, dishes that are radiant not just in color but in flavor, and filled with alluring hints of international influences. Chutneys, pestos, and flavored vinaigrettes take the place of heavier and more traditional French fare, and the juxtaposition of ingredients (watermelon with ricotta salata; roasted carrots with oranges and avocado; raw baby turnips and juicy pears) adds energy to a once hidebound bistro tradition. To the question "Is there anything new under the sun?" Frenchie answers, unequivocally, "Yes!"
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Taste of France
Take a culinary tour of Paris and the Riviera in the 1920s, a time when American writers and artists flocked to Europe. Carol Hilker has collected over 60 recipes inspired by the decadent food and drink enjoyed by F. Scott Fitzgerald and his fellow expatriates.
New French Table: Classic and Contemporary Home Cooking
Simple recipes from the creative forces behind London's renowned La Gavroche restaurant.It is the dream of many to enjoy fresh and flavorful French cuisine every day. Short of moving to France, New French Table is the answer. It is a beautiful collection of classic and modern dishes from the mother-daughter team of the Roux family, owners of the famous La Gavroche restaurant, the last bastion in London of classically rich French haute cuisine.The recipes in New French Table are for dishes found on a family table in France as often as they are found on the menu of a fancy French restaurant. Both a cookbook and a beautiful photographic homage to French cuisine, New French Table features 113 recipes for fresh and delicious food to enjoy on any day for any event.
French Bistro: Seasonal Recipes
The French bistro provides an irresistible dining experience, combining fresh, traditional dishes with a friendly atmosphere. With its checkered tablecloths, chalkboard menus brandishing the plats du jour, emblematic wooden chairs, and an endless supply of crusty baguettes, the gastronomic bistro has firmly established itself as a culinary institution.Bertrand Auboyneau, the owner of Bistrot Paul Bert in Paris, offers a seasonal selection of sixty hearty recipes. Starters include rustic country pâté with cognac and wild mushroom confit or scallops cooked in their shells with a piquant twist. An extensive selection of main courses ranges from shoulder of lamb en cocotte to duck breast with cherries and roasted new potatoes. After a dazzling cheese platter, if you still have room for dessert, you can indulge in an assortment of delicious classics, such as Paul Bert’s signature Paris-Brest, praline cream in a crisp choux pastry ring, or Île flottante, an island of poached meringue floating in Tahitian vanilla créme anglaise. To accompany the recipes, revered food critic François Simon outlines the ten commandments that rule a true bistro, such as the importance of an inspirational owner and a highly experienced chef as well as impeccable waiters and the art of creating an authentic decor, dense with the wafting smells of good food and wine. Photographs feature both recipes and the lively spirit of a dozen Parisian bistros.
Delicieux: The Recipes of France
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Markets of Provence: A Culinary Tour of Southern France
Markets of Provence tours the open-air food markets of seven French towns while exploring the role of the market in Provencal life and providing travelers with dozens of insider tips. The authors present information on regional and seasonal specialties, wines, and restaurants and picnic spots. A glossary of French phrases and shopping terms, plus a calendar of market days are included. 125 photos, many in color. 21 recipes.
C'est Bon: Recipes Inspired by La Grand Epicerie de Paris
Best-selling food writer Trish Deseine demonstrates how a few well-chosen, high-quality ingredients can create simple yet sublime dishes. Trish Deseine is renowned for her unpretentious approach to food, creating delicious and easy-to-prepare recipes that are always inspired and refined. Here, Trish presents more than eighty original recipes that incorporate simple, quality ingredients, often in novel combinations: from cucumber, apple, wasabi gazpacho or caramelized maple-butternut risotto with spicy grilled pecans to Matcha green tea panna cotta with dark chocolate sauce. Inspired by the fine ingredients at La Grande Epicerie de Paris—the famous gourmet food shop in the upscale Bon Marché department store—she shares her twist on both traditional French classics and dishes with a distinctly British flavor: from smoked magret of duck to pear tarte tatin, and from Welsh rarebit to Guinness cake. Ever mindful of the home chef’s tight schedule, the recipes—divided into appetizers, soups, and salads; main and side dishes; and desserts—are quick and easy to prepare. Each recipe is accompanied by tips and a suggested drink pairing. Modern yet informal, these recipes show how simple cuisine using exceptional products can yield delectable results to delight gourmets everywhere.
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