Posts Tagged “French”

An Omelette and a Glass of Wine by Elizabeth David – review

An Omelette and a Glass of Wine by Elizabeth David – review

I review books by many new authors, many smart young foodies and quite a few old stagers, who each have lots to offer the culinary opus. Elizabeth David is, depending on your viewpoint, either a shining star in a dazzling firmament or a treasure island in the sea of mediocrity. It’s true that Elizabeth David…

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New Bistro by Fran Warde – review

New Bistro by Fran Warde – review

The name ‘bistro’ is said to have come from the dark days when Paris was full of Russian troops. It was 1815 and they had captured the city and would shout “bystro” to the waiters of the cafes. This meant “quickly” in Russian and so those establishments were considered as places where fast food was…

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Charcuterie and French Pork Cookery by Jane Grigson – review

Charcuterie and French Pork Cookery by Jane Grigson – review

This book has been around for a good many years and that’s a good indication that it’s a worthwhile read. You can bet that any book that is reprinted as many times as Charcuterie and French Pork Cookery is a winner with the public. I have been looking forward to delving into the pages and…

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Sauces – Classical and Contemporary Sauce Making – review

Sauces – Classical and Contemporary Sauce Making – review

This is another amazing book from John Wiley publishers. They might not be the most celebrated of cookbook publishers but the food-related books that they present are some of the best around, and Sauces is included in that list. You know that any book, cookery or otherwise, that reaches its third edition has got to…

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The Complete Robuchon by Joël Robuchon – review

The Complete Robuchon by Joël Robuchon – review

The name Joël Robuchon might not mean too much to you … unless you are a food professional, a passionate home cook, interested in classic French cooking, a lover of fine food or a collector of the best cookbooks. Consider this as an introduction to one of the most celebrated of contemporary French chefs and…

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Provence Cookery School by Gui Gedda – review

Provence Cookery School by Gui Gedda – review

I thought that this was going to be the story of a chef’s attempts to open and run a cooking school in Provence. Well, it isn’t that, exactly. It’s a cookery school neatly contained within the binding of this very fine book. Marie-Pierre Moine set out to create a school that would be accessible to…

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Nobody Does It Better by Trish Deseine – review

Nobody Does It Better by Trish Deseine – review

Trish Deseine has written a cookbook that proclaims French home cooking to be still the best in the World. I would rather say that the best French cooking can be found in French homes, and Nobody Does It Better gives recipes for some of the finest. This book is one of the most faithful representations…

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Some Asparagus Tips – story and recipe

Some Asparagus Tips – story and recipe

Asparagus officinalis is a flowering plant species in the genus Asparagus, a member of the lily family, from which the popular vegetable known as asparagus is obtained. It is native to most of Europe, North Africa and Asia. Asparagus has been used from very early times as a vegetable and also as a medicine due…

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Flunch for Lunch? – restaurant review

Flunch for Lunch? – restaurant review

Let’s not be snobbish about this. If you travel in France you might need a quick meal that isn’t too pricey. It’s quite OK to use the supermarket cafeterias, you don’t have to tell your friends! Most big shopping centres in France will have a cafeteria of some sort but the one to seek out…

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