- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Murdoch Books (1 May 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1740452089
- ISBN-13: 978-1740452083
- Product Dimensions: 19 x 2 x 20.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 118,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Little Taste of France Paperback – 1 May 2003
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Anyone who has been to France knows how good the food is. From the most expensive restaurants to roadside cafes, it is obvious that the French are passionate about their food. This is a gastronomic tour of this food-obsessed country from the bistros, patisseries, markets, farmhouse inns and restaurants, lavishly photographed and enticingly written. The slices of savoury pissaadiere and sweet apple tart, the paper-thin tuiles and creamy bavarois, the world famous coq au vin and boeuf en croute - all oozing off the sumptuous pages of this attractive little book. The recipes for all the above and many more are clearly explained allowing you to bring "A Little Taste of France" into your own home. Your fingers will be itching to ring the ferry company so you can go and discover for yourself the culinary wonders of this neighbouring country. From the mountains in the East to the sun-drenched hills of the South, the harsh coastline of the North to the tiny fishing hamlets along the Atlantic coast, all are explored and beautifully photographed. A great little cookbook and a great little travel guide, this a two-in-one, inspirational book for all Francophiles. - Lucy Watson
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In recent years, French food, perhaps for the first time, has been compared unfavourably with the fashionable food of other countries, seeming somehow less exciting, innovative and bold. Read the first page Browse Sample Pages
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Top Customer Reviews
In paperback format, with cover extension flaps, this colourful little book opens to 256 high quality shiny pages, split over main chapters:
2. farmhouse inn
4. the market
sandwiched between an introduction, entitled:
'a little taste' & a 'basics' section, along with a glossary & a full index.
From the back extension:
'.....This wonderful collection of authentic French recipes has been written by specialists who have kept in mind the home cook and have presented the recipes in a way that will make anyone confident enough to make them.......'
Inside is found typical old favourites such as 'Croque Monsieur', 'Coq au Vin', and 'Tarte Tatin' mingling with perhaps the less familiar but equally appropriate 'Tarte Flambée', 'Boeuf à la Ficelle' and 'Paris-brest'.
Interspersed with 2-page 'special features', e.g.:
♦ foie gras
♦ la fromagerie
each giving a glimpse of French daily life, and with an even balance of full colour photography of the dishes (including some mini step-by-step ones) and rustic shots, this charming little book doesn't fall short of the mark.
Each chapter opens with a short introduction, followed by the recipes.
Each recipe is clearly laid out with the list of ingredients, the number of servings, and an easy-to-follow, numbered method and the title at the bottom of the page.Read more ›
Highly recommended and great value for money.
This has all the classic French dishes plus the 'fundamental' recipes for how to make frangipane, creme patisserie, sweet pastry, mayonnaise etc. Even the more complicated dishes tend to have ingredients that are relatively easy to get hold of.
There is much more than just the recipes in this book, with double-page features and a useful glossary. I wholly recommend this cookbook. Such a lot is backed into this lovely little book, with lovely images too!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really is a taste of france. Uncomplicated recipies - unlike most French cookbooks!Published 12 months ago by Mrs. C. Roberts
I bought two of these as stocking fillers for friends at Christmas. Both arrived promptly and in good condition, though from different vendors. Read morePublished on 30 Dec. 2012 by Pug
I live in France but thought I would try this book. However the menus are mainly not authentic and I was disappointed.Published on 19 Aug. 2011 by Sylvie h.
i went to cook in france and had this book as a great guide to many of the typical french dishes. i also use it as a great pastry guide which we know the french are so good at. Read morePublished on 23 Jun. 2009 by Gourmet Girl