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Another beautiful book by Harry!
on 26 April 2011
I bought and loved Red Velvet and Chocolate heartache, so when I saw the cover of this book, I had an idea of what would be inside. Beautifully styled and photographed images of food and other imagery, as well as unique and wonderful recipes. Harry has delivered again! Though the recipes are mostly calorie-conservative versions of classic French recipes, so not quite unique, it is a unique approach to a cookbook of traditional French recipes!
I especially love the seven-hour leg of lamb, gratin dauphinois, and the apple tart (on the cover). Her notes on each recipe, explaining how she has reduced the calories while maintaining the flavor and character of the dish are also invaluable. It helps not only understand these recipes, but is great knowledge for adapting any other recipes to fit a lower calorie need. The recipes are all accessible, no special cooking skills required except for a few of the recipes like Madeleines and Macarons which might be a bit daunting if whipping egg whites scares you.
This book is perfect for anyone who loves to eat what they prepare for guests without making a special plate, it is for anyone who loves French food but has caloric intake concerns, it is for everyone who loves a beautiful book.