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Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours [Hardcover]

Dorie Greenspan , Alan Richardson
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8 Oct 2010
When Julia Child told Dorie Greenspan, “You write recipes just the way I do,” she paid her the ultimate compliment. Julia’s praise was echoed by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, which referred to Dorie’s “wonderfully encouraging voice” and “the sense of a real person who is there to help should you stumble.”
 
Now in a big, personal, and personable book, Dorie captures all the excitement of French home cooking, sharing disarmingly simple dishes she has gathered over years of living in France.
Around My French Table includes many superb renditions of the great classics: a glorious cheese-domed onion soup, a spoon-tender beef daube, and the “top-secret” chocolate mousse recipe that every good Parisian cook knows—but won’t reveal.
 
Hundreds of other recipes are remarkably easy: a cheese and olive quick bread, a three-star chef’s Basque potato tortilla made with a surprise ingredient (potato chips), and an utterly satisfying roast chicken for “lazy people.”
 
Packed with lively stories, memories, and insider tips on French culinary customs, Around My French Table will make cooks fall in love with France all over again, or for the first time.

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  • Hardcover: 530 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH); 1 edition (8 Oct 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618875530
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618875535
  • Product Dimensions: 28.6 x 22.3 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 263,459 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Inducted into the Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America, DORIE GREENSPAN is the author of the James Beard Award-winning Baking: From My Home to Yours. She worked with Jean-Georges Vongerichten in his first U.S. kitchen and was Elle magazine's first food writer, recipe tester, and translator. With Pierre Herm�, Dorie wrote Desserts by Pierre Herm�, winner of an IACP Cookbook of the Year Award, and Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Herm�, winner of the Gourmand prize for best cookbook in the English language. A contributing editor for Parade, a long-time special correspondent for Bon App�tit, and frequent guest on NPR's All Things Considered and The Splendid Table, Dorie lives in Paris, New York, and Westbrook, Connecticut.
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Fellow creator ALAN RICHARDSON has photographed dozens of best-selling cookbooks, and his work appears in many leading food and women's magazines. He is the coauthor of The Breath of a Wok, which won two coveted awards from the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!! 17 Nov 2010
Format:Hardcover
THE BEST.. makes me want to lock myself up in my kitchen and cook through the entire book!
I own a great deal of elaborate, well presented, beautifully illustrated cookbooks of all kinds, but Dorie Greenspan and her books (the two I now own) are the ones I trust the most. I am sure that, just like "Baking from my home to yours", there is not one recipe in this book that I will try and not be rewarded with a scrumptious dish, dessert or delicacy of some kind.
Thank you for one more lovely book Dorie Greenspan.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than a cookbook....... 19 May 2011
By John
Format:Hardcover
I bought myself this book with some birthday vouchers I was given. I live in the UK and had never heard of the author. However, I can confidently say that this is one of my favourite recipe books - in fact it's more than a collection of authentic French recipes; it's a sprinkled with anecdotes of Dorie's time in France and in particular, Paris. This transforms it into as much a diary as a cookbook and I not only use it as a cookbook for trying out new recipes, but I just dip in and out of it when I need a dose of Parisienne life and culture! It's introduced me to Dorie and her work and it's been a fantastic present to me from me!! Highly recommended.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Above average American take on French cuisine 23 May 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I must confess Dorie Greenspan is a name new to me. I bought this after seeing enthusiastic references to it on Eat-your-Books. In the past I have been disappointed with many books in this genre; Patricia Wells particularly, and on reading the cringeworthy list of acknowledgements, worthy of Gwynneth Paltrow at her most tearful, was ready to mark it down. On dipping into the book however, I was very impressed; over 300 good do-able recipes, ingredients that are obtainable this side of the pond with a few easy substitutions, cup measurements certainly, but usually for sensible quantities - only one for cup plus tablespoon of flour, a pet hate. A good addition to the groaning shelves!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok book 27 Nov 2010
By T. Tran
Format:Hardcover
At first I was quite impressed with the book, and gave it 4 stars because I didn't own many cookbooks at that time. However, after comparing to other cookbooks I now own, I think the book is just okay.

Pros
-It is sprinkled with Doris' anecdotes from the time she lived in France.
-Each recipe has some introduction which helps me understand where the dish is coming from and on what occasion it is served...It feels like she's talking to me
-The recipes have the ingredients that I can find in the supermarkets easily (most of the ingredients I use on the daily basis anyway).

Cons:
-Not a lot of pictures of finished products.
-Recipes are okay, I have not yet found anything particularly tasty (I tried about 5 recipes including the asparagus salad, veal marengo, pork with orange, etc)
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By gmc
Format:Hardcover
This great big heavy beautiful cookbook is so much fun to read and to enjoy the photographs. I've enjoyed reading it so far and look forward to cooking from it too. She's very good at understanding the differences between American cooks and kitchens and marketing and the French equivalent so that we (Americans) can get the correct results. I have given this book to my Italian granddaughter who loves to cook and we are going to share our French Table experiences with one another by email and that will be lots of fun I think. The dessert section looks so great and I'm going to make something from it for a New Year's Eve party.
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