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You can taste the food as you read recipes and anecdotes,
By A Customer
This review is from: French Country Cooking (Cookery Library) (Paperback)
As with all of Elizabeth David's books, this is not a list of weights and measures, but of ingredients and expected results.
This is not a book for kids in a hurry, as you need to read it as a gastronomic autobiography first, and then go back and try the recipes.
In style it has the prose style of a "Miss Jean Brodie" with the "chuck in a bit of this and that" of Jamie Oliver! Above all she perfectly describes the robust tastes and smells of rural French cuisine.