Marie Claire Cuisine Extraordinaire: Real French Cooking

Marie Claire Cuisine Extraordinaire: Real French Cooking brings you 250 French recipes from 35 chefs. Recipes are both traditional and contemporary, and all were from Marie Claire magazine. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 223 pages. 

Copyright: 1988 

Publisher: Conran Octopus 

Author: Marie Claire 

ISBN: 9781850291343

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Description: Here is French cooking at its best. This major new book offers an unparalleled collection of 250 recipes originally written by, and for, the French. They include superb new dishes from over 35 French chefs; the great classics of haute cuisine -- with detailed explanations of technique; authentic regional dishes from the provinces; and ingenious quick modern recipes. Together they present a comprehensive picture of one of the world's greatest cuisines and reflect the many influences still shaping it today, from colonial cooking to nouvelle cuisine. 

All the recipes -- and the stunning photographs -- come from Marie Claire, France's leading women's magazine which has a unique reputation for its innovative journalism. This book represents a distillation of the best of its cookery writing from the last ten years. Woven around the recipes are highly informative introductions and general text explaining the origins of the dishes, the work of the different chefs, the use of particular ingredients and the relevant techniques. 

The dishes range from the simple to the sophisticated, from inspiring soups and starters to delectable desserts, from mussel soup with saffron to pineapple gratin with pistachios. Ingredients and produce are discussed in detail in a section called The French Larder, and equivalents are suggested for those which may not be easy to find. 

Cuisine Extraordinaire will tempt, teach and provide hours of reading for the armchair cook and traveller who is looking for truly French character. Above all, it is a compendium of superlative recipes which offers a refreshing contemporary perspective on a cuisine where hallowed tradition exists happily alongside stimulating new influences. 


Condition: Good condition. Tiny nick/tear at top edge of jacket near binding. 

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