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Len Deighton's French Cooking for Men: 50 Classic Cookstrips for Today's Action Men [Hardcover]

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29 April 2010

Revised and updated edition of the celebrated cookery classic, featuring 50 cookstrips that will solve the mysteries of French cuisine and unlock the key to 500 memorable dishes. Includes a new introduction by the author.

No one has more logically or appealingly cracked the code to French cookery than Len Deighton. Now, in this redesigned and updated edition, his culinary classic is looking better than ever.

Through the minefield of menus and cartes des vins he steers a reassuring course, outlining:

• 50 celebrated cookstrips that ingeniously reveal techniques and vital food facts at a glance

• a lexique of French/English culinary terms plus a guide to the French menu and wine list

• a comprehensive and easy-to-follow chart of sauces

• French cheese, charcuterie, butchery and ways with the vegetable!

Len Deighton’s French Cooking for Men solves the mysteries of French cuisine, while retaining its mystique. Here is everything you want to know about French home cooking presented in a form so usable and appealing you will wonder how you ever got along without it.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (29 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007351119
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007351114
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 20.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 130,637 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘The most fascinating books about gastronomy are not those written by chefs, however legendary, nor by professional food writers, however famous. The stuff that Len Deighton conjures up so enticingly is what food enthusiasts’ dreams are made of. Its bedrock is knowledge: his beginnings in professional kitchens in France are only too clear; so is his reverence for solid traditions.’
Egon Ronay

‘In my opinion one of the best primers to French cookery’
Fay Maschler

‘The Best cookstrip guide to French cooking that I have ever seen.’
Daily Express

'[Len Deighton's cookbooks] have attracted cult following for their brilliant design as much as for their comprehensive approach to cooking… his democratising, demystifying approach couldn't be more appropriate'

About the Author

Len Deighton was born in London in 1929. At the age of seventeen he became a photographer attached to the R.A.F. Special Investigations Branch. Following his discharge in 1949 he did a variety of jobs and in 1952 won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art. His writing career began with The Ipcress File which was a spectacular success and was made into a classic film starring Michael Caine.

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5.0 out of 5 stars French cooking made easy 9 Jan 2012
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Great book, goes through all the different bits that make French cookery hard, and explains them, leading into doing the cooking and then makes picking up a French cook book and using it, a walk inthe park.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect student introduction 2 Jun 2013
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Got this for my son for when he went off to uni but we have had a sneak peek and have tried a few receipes loving the rillets and chicken . Not sure this will make it to uni might have to buy an extra one.!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 27 April 2013
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Len Deighton makes cooking fun and manly! I would recommend it to all my bachelor friends and future international spies.
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