or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Trade in Yours
For a 1.87 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Simple French Food [Hardcover]

Richard Olney
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
Price: 14.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Saturday, 19 April? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover 11.31  
Hardcover, 10 May 2003 14.99  
Paperback --  
Trade In this Item for up to 1.87
Trade in Simple French Food for an Amazon.co.uk gift card of up to 1.87, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Book Description

10 May 2003
First published in the 1970s to critical acclaim Richard Olney's "Simple French Food" follows in the tradition of the writing of Elizabeth David and Jane Grigson, and Grub Street are re-issuing this classic work in the same format and size as "Elizabeth David Classics" and "Charcuterie and French Pork Cookery". In "Simple French Food" he gives us the best of cuisine bourgeoise: the food that is cooked daily in French households where the tradition of eating well has never been lost. His recipes include hearty soups, vegetable gratins, terrines, pates, fish stews, ragouts, daubes, and sweet tartes.

Frequently Bought Together

Simple French Food + The French Menu Cookbook
Buy the selected items together
  • The French Menu Cookbook 10.34


Product details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Grub Street; New edition edition (10 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904010288
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904010289
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 20.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,300 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

From the Back Cover

Simple French Food "For twenty years Richard Olney′s Simple French Food has been one of my greatest sources of inspiration for cooking at Chez Panisse." —Alice Waters "I know this book almost by heart. It is a classic of honest French cooking and good writing. Buy it, read it, eat it." —Lydie Marshall "I need this new edition badly because Simple French Food is the most dog–eared, falling–apart book in my library. Here it is newly bound to enrich one′s life." —Kermit Lynch, author of Adventures on the Wine Route "Simple French Food has the most marvelous French food to appear in print since Elisabeth David′s French Provincial Cooking.... The book′s greatest virtue is that the author...really teaches you to cook French in a way I′ve never seen before. Here you acquire the methods, the tour de main, the tricks that are the heart and essence of French food, unforgettable once acquired in this book because of their logical, well–explained presentation." —Nika Hazelton, The New York Times "I am unable to find an ad equate adjective to express my enthusiasm.... I find Simple French Food marvelous. I have never read a book on French cuisine that has so excited and absorbed me." —Simone Beck --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
First Sentence
FRENCH dressing is vinaigrette sauce. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An old favourite now in hardback. 11 May 2003
Format:Hardcover
My paperback copy of this book is falling apart with use - it is one of my favourites - and now a hardback is available. If you like Elizabeth David you will love this, it is intelligent, eloquent and very evocative. The recipes are detailed but not strict. There is a lot of emphasis on the nature of ingredients and on general method, which invites improvisation and confident invention.
The 'simple' food of the title is simple in the sense that it is not the over-elaborate food of urban restaurants, it is about the best home cooking which you can still find in unpretentious small town cafes. But simple does not mean artless, it is about well chosen ingredients combined with great technical understanding and real sensitivity. This is French food at its best, and an inspiring book for adventurous cooks.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars life enhancing 8 Mar 2001
Format:Paperback
I have just ordered my third copy of his book as the previous ones have fallen apart. In fact my only reservation about the book is the poor quality of manufacture! Richard Olney was oe of the most inspiring cookery writers of the 20th century and I have enjoyed reading this book as much as cooking from it. His enthusiasm for food is infectious Although some recipes in the book may look a little daunting don't be put off. Most things really are simple once you get the idea. try the sauteed chicken with fennel, or if you're a veggie the braised fennel perhaps substituting wine for the suggested water. The lamb shanks with garlic are also meltingly delicious. While we're on garlic, why not try the absolute classic garlic chicken. My partner is a veggie and she finds many recipes to enthuse about. Try the sorrel tart!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring 11 April 2007
By scep
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Just reading this book makes you want to dance about gleefully in your kitchen like some culinary Rumplestiltskin. Yes, Olney's turn of phrase can sometimes grate, but it's also partly what makes the book an absorbing read. His understanding of 'cuisine bourgeois' is second to none, and if I could only have one French cook book in my library it would be this one.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic. 24 April 1998
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is a modern classic, and regularly acknowledged as such. Its charm is in several parts. First, there is Olney's distinctive prose, which is a literary pleasure in itself, then there is the way he avoids as much as possible set recipes (though there are lots of splendid recipes here): his idea being rather to communicate an attitude towards preparing good food, illustrated with possibilities (if you happen to have some of this to hand, do this, if you have that, then do the other, alternatively, try something else entirely).
It also says something about his definition of simplicity that while he is, to put it mildly, uncompromising in his attitude to food, it is possible for someone living in a shared student flat to learn a lot from him (as I did). I'm currently on my second copy, the first having deteriorated, in the course of years, into a bundle of loose sheets.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
ARRAY(0xb5b26918)

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback