Recommended by Elizabeth David, this book offers an insight into some old fashioned dishes and some contemporary ones too with accompanying information about the whys and wherefores into recipes and ingredients. A fascinating read to any cook!
This is a fabulous book, written from the heart of a true host. This is not a cookbook that tells you how to impress - it's a warm and witty treatise on the art of hospitality. Yes, it contains lots of recipes, most of which you'll never want to cook, but it's much more than that. It brims with conviviality, as Pomiane exuberantly encourages you to drink a crisp white wine with your scrambled eggs, or extols the virtues of Polish pierozhki. And if you're an anxious cook, his experimental breeziness in the kitchen might persuade you to chuck a bit more flour in, or measure butter in 'walnuts' rather than grammes. Wonderful.
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