Larousse French Home Cooking Cookbook
Larousse French Home Cooking cookbook offers cooks 250 French recipes for the home kitchen. All the favorites like Crocque Monsieur, Cassoulet, and Quick Lorraine, are all found inside this French cookbook.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 320 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company
Author: Jacqueline Gerard and Madeleine Kamman
Description: Classic and Nouvelle Cuisine: Classics for home preparation are included, such as croque monsieur, quiche Lorraine, filets de sole meuniere, canard a l'orange. But what is more interesting is the inclusion of seldom-seen home recipes and regional specialties. They include classics such as cassoulet and choucroute but there are also rarities, such as Garlic Soup from the Pyrenees, Pistou Soup from Provence, Sausage Skewers from the Garonne Valley, Veal Roast from the Basque Country, Potee from Auvergne, Pilaf of Vermicelli from Savoy. The cook will find great recipes for all these dishes and much more in this outstanding cookbook.
Convenience: More than half the recipes can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. Even the familiar ones can be prepared in the home kitchen without a battery of ready- to-use stocks or elaborate sauces. Most ingredients are readily available in supermarkets. A few, you may need to look for in Italian or Mediterranean markets, but the book does not make a flourish of the garnishes or elaborate with ingredients hard to find or very expensive. And, nearly all the recipes appear in a convenient one-page format. Versatility: All finished dishes will look attractive with color and texture contrast. Many recipes are followed by suggested variations for the cooks who like to expand on basic ideas.
Simple, yet packed with information: The recipes are presented in a simple fashion without a lot of technical language. Any unusual terms are explained in the Glossary, which is itself a mini-course in French cooking. Each recipe starts with some advice that gives help on storing the finished dish and using leftovers, also accompaniments that go well with the dish, a little history of the regional dishes and some general culinary history. Notes to recipes give information on how to purchase the best ingredients for the method used; how to plan portions; cooking tricks. Economy: French cooking does not have to be expensive or elaborate. Budget-minded cooks will find hundreds of recipes in French Home Cooking that delight the palate without burdening the grocery budget.
Condition: Good condition.
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