Paris Bistro Cooking
Linda Dannenberg's Paris Bistro Cooking gives you recipes from 19 top Paris bistros, from classic to neo-bistros. This is a beautifully designed cookbook with 150 full-color photos by leading photographer Guy Bouchet.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 160 pages.
Publisher: Random House
Author: Linda Dannenberg
Description: For more than a century, delighted diners, from accidental tourists to midnight habitues, have enjoyed some of the world's best home-style cuisine in the neighborhood bistros of Paris. Over bowls of savory ragout, platters of tempting coq au vin, and glasses of regional wine, customers have shared the warm and lively bistro atmosphere that makes even a simple evening in Paris memorable. Now Linda Dannenberg, food and travel writer and coauthor of Pierre Deux's French Country, and photographer Guy Bouchet present nineteen of the great Paris bistros and more than one hundred of their legendary recipes.
Ancient bistros that began as canteens for the workers of Les Halles, regional bistros that serve special provincial dishes, neo-bistros that have modernized without losing the bistro friendliness, and bistros de nuit that serve truckers and tourists all night long -- each bistro has its special ambiance and menu. In Paris Bistro Cooking, chefs and owners reveal tales of their establishments and trues for making special dishes from simple ingredients. Their recipes enrich the home chef's repertoire with classic versions of onion soup and creme caramel along with unusual variations on old themes: Green Salad with Sauteed Chicken Livers. Pumpkin Soup. Leg of Lamb with Garlic Cream, and Green Apple Sorbet with Calvados.
An authentic gastronomic tradition with unassuming origins, Paris bistro cooking is simple to prepare (directions and ingredients have been modified for American kitchens) and often economical to serve, even for large parties. Full-color photographs of bistros and their menus provide presentation and entertaining tips; and a directory offers resources for tapered glasses, checkered tablecloths, and other ware suitable for creating a bistro mood at home.
Condition: Good condition.