I have only just bought this book and have read it through and tried a couple of the recipes, so far so good, it's going to be a book I use a lot.
It's so useful, I live in France and cannot read French very easy as yet, so this book all in English is going to help me a lot. The Glossary at the back is brilliant for learning French cooking terms, also the Appendix on Foie Gras,great.
It also has a brilliant section on Le Vin, how to make your own Liqueurs, again we have an abondance of fruits at the end of the season. Can't wait to make La Gnole (wild plum brandy) wow or the Hypocras now this does sound easy to make, think I will make this today!
The recipes as so French, the products you can get at any market here in France or in the UK
If you are missing your favourite Holiday Auberge food, this book has the recipes in it.
Recipes as very easy do follow and taste wonderful
My favourite so far is Les Coquilles St Jacques A La Bordelaise, page 140
Prepared it for friends on Sunday and they loved it. The Armagnac just did it!! tasted wonderful.
Scallops are on are market every week and are so cheap to buy.
Well worth buying the book if you love true french food.