French Cooking
3 Times a Day
3 Times a Day
by Marilou
Hardcover      ISBN: 1423645073

The inspiration behind Three Times a Day is simple: to help improve people's relationship with food in an unpretentious and accessible way.

Based on their popular food blog boasting 400,000 followers, Trois Fois Par Jour (Three Times a Day) creators Marilou and Alexandre Champagne are now sharing their recipes and photography with the world in a beautiful hardbound cookbook. With a focus on thoughtful eating, Marilou uses her passion for cooking and a knack for creating unique recipes to bestow a lovely collection of meals: from breakfast and brunch, to entrees and desserts. Simple tips and tricks sprinkled throughout advise on cooking techniques and easy ingredient replacements; thoughtful category labels (such as gluten- or lactose-free, quick & easy, vegetarian, indulgent, and gift) help guide the reader to the perfect recipe.

Three Times a Day, with more than 100 recipes combined with beautiful, rustic photography, will beckon to both budding and seasoned cooks, alike.

International pop star Marilou began her singing career in 2001 when she was only eleven years old. At the age of 16 she developed an eating disorder, and years later she started the blog Trois Fois Par Jour (Three Times a Day) as a way of healing and reconnecting with food. Since its launch in 2013, the blog has gained 400,000 followers.

Alexandre Champagne, Marilou's husband, has partnered with her on the Trois Fois Par Jour project since its launch in 2013. Using her food as his muse, he creates stunning photographs on earthy, rustic backgrounds.

32 Yolks: From My Mother's Table to Working the Line
32 Yolks
From My Mother's Table to Working the Line
Paperback      ISBN: 0812983068
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Hailed by Anthony Bourdain as "heartbreaking, horrifying, poignant, and inspiring," 32 Yolks is the brave and affecting coming-of-age story about the making of a French chef, from the culinary icon behind the renowned New York City restaurant Le Bernardin.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR

In an industry where celebrity chefs are known as much for their salty talk and quick tempers as their food, Eric Ripert stands out. The winner of four James Beard Awards, co-owner and chef of a world-renowned restaurant, and recipient of countless Michelin stars, Ripert embodies elegance and culinary perfection. But before the accolades, before he even knew how to make a proper hollandaise sauce, Eric Ripert was a lonely young boy in the south of France whose life was falling apart.

Ripert's parents divorced when he was six, separating him from the father he idolized and replacing him with a cold, bullying stepfather who insisted that Ripert be sent away to boarding school. A few years later, Ripert's father died on a hiking trip. Through these tough times, the one thing that gave Ripert comfort was food. Told that boys had no place in the kitchen, Ripert would instead watch from the doorway as his mother rolled couscous by hand or his grandmother pressed out the buttery dough for the treat he loved above all others, tarte aux pommes. When an eccentric local chef took him under his wing, an eleven-year-old Ripert realized that food was more than just an escape: It was his calling. That passion would carry him through the drudgery of culinary school and into the high-pressure world of Paris's most elite restaurants, where Ripert discovered that learning to cook was the easy part--surviving the line was the battle.

Taking us from Eric Ripert's childhood in the south of France and the mountains of Andorra into the demanding kitchens of such legendary Parisian chefs as Jo l Robuchon and Dominique Bouchet, until, at the age of twenty-four, Ripert made his way to the United States, 32 Yolks is the tender and richly told story of how one of our greatest living chefs found himself--and his home--in the kitchen.

Praise for 32 Yolks

"Passionate, poetical . . . What makes 32 Yolks compelling is the honesty and laudable humility Ripert brings to the telling."--Chicago Tribune

"With a vulnerability and honesty that is breathtaking . . . Ripert takes us into the mind of a boy with thoughts so sweet they will cause you to weep."--The Wall Street Journal
A'Qi: A Kitchen Dialogue
A'Qi
A Kitchen Dialogue
Hardcover      ISBN: 905856441x
Celebrates the A Qi restaurant, located in Bruges, Belgium, which has just been awarded a Michelin star.
Alain Ducasse Nature: Simple, Healthy, and Good
Alain Ducasse Nature
Simple, Healthy, and Good
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847838404

Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse challenges the clich d image of French food as complicated and heavy. Here he goes back to basics and rediscovers the pleasures of simple French food based on healthy, locally sourced ingredients that are in season, without the fat and without the fuss.

The book features charming line drawings and mouthwatering food photography by one of France's most acclaimed food photographers. Sidebars and asides containing useful snippets of Ducasse's experience and advice are peppered throughout.

With over 190 simple yet sublime dishes, Ducasse highlights a wide range of flavor combinations in which vegetables, fruits, and grains take pride of place, while animal protein is used sparingly for flavor. Ducasse casts aside preconceived notions of French food to reveal its essence--seasonal produce, fresh flavors, and hearty, healthy dishes meant to be shared with friends and family.
Annie's Farmhouse Kitchen: Seasonal Menus with a French Heart
Annie's Farmhouse Kitchen
Seasonal Menus with a French Heart
Hardcover      ISBN: 1743792646
Annie's Farmhouse Kitchen is a window on the world of acclaimed Australian chef Annie Smithers. A handsome, gifty package, it includes a best-of selection of three and four-course menus collected by Annie over the first three years of her restaurant, du Fermier, in Trentham, Central Victoria. Annie's food is classic French-Provincial, presented with a distinct pared back, accessible aesthetic, and determined very much by whatever is thriving in her rambling home vegetable garden.

As well as the menus, Annie includes timelines that talk the reader through the process of recreating her feasts. Annie's distinct voice features throughout - both guiding readers with advice about getting the best results from her recipes, and via occasional entertaining vignettes that tell the story of the daily challenges and victories inevitably associated with running a successful small restaurant in a country town - solo.
Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours
Around My French Table
More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0618875530

When Julia Child told Dorie Greenspan, "You write recipes just the way I do," she paid her the ultimate compliment. Julia's praise was echoed by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, which referred to Dorie's "wonderfully encouraging voice" and "the sense of a real person who is there to help should you stumble." Now in a big, personal, and personable book, Dorie captures all the excitement of French home cooking, sharing disarmingly simple dishes she has gathered over years of living in France.
Around My French Table includes many superb renditions of the great classics: a glorious cheese-domed onion soup, a spoon-tender beef daube, and the "top-secret" chocolate mousse recipe that every good Parisian cook knows--but won't reveal. Hundreds of other recipes are remarkably easy: a cheese and olive quick bread, a three-star chef's Basque potato tortilla made with a surprise ingredient (potato chips), and an utterly satisfying roast chicken for "lazy people." Packed with lively stories, memories, and insider tips on French culinary customs, Around My French Table will make cooks fall in love with France all over again, or for the first time.

The Art of French Pastry
The Art of French Pastry
Hardcover      ISBN: 030795935x

Winner of the 2014 James Beard Award for Best Cookbook, Dessert & Baking

What does it take to perfect a flawless clair? A delicate yet buttery croissant? To pipe dozens of macarons? The answer is: an intimate knowledge of the fundamentals of pastry. In The Art of French Pastry award-winning pastry chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, cofounder of the renowned French Pastry School in Chicago, gives you just that.

By teaching you how to make everything from p te choux to pastry cream, Pfeiffer builds on the basics until you have an understanding of the science behind the ingredients used, how they interact with one another, and what your hands have to do to transform them into pastry. This yields glorious results Expect to master these techniques and then indulge in exquisite recipes, such as:

- brioche
- napol ons / Mille-Feuilles
- cream puffs
- Alsatian cinnamon rolls / chinois
- lemon cream tart with meringue teardrops
- elephant ears / palmiers
- black forest cake
- beignets

as well as some traditional Alsatian savory treats, including:

- Pretzels
- Kougelhof
- Tarte Flamb e
- Warm Alsatian Meat Pie

Pastry is all about precision, so Pfeiffer presents us with an amazing wealth of information--lists of necessary equipment, charts on how ingredients react in different environments, and the precise weight of ingredients in grams, with a look at their equivalent in U.S. units--which will help you in all aspects of your cooking.

But in order to properly enjoy your "just desserts," so to speak; you will also learn where these delicacies originated. Jacquy Pfeiffer comes from a long line of pastry chefs and has been making these recipes since he was a child working in his father's bakery in Alsace. Sprinkled with funny, charming memories from a lifetime in pastry, this book will have you fully appreciating the hundreds of years of tradition that shaped these recipes into the classics that we know and love, and can now serve to our friends and families over and over again.

The Art of French Pastry, full of gorgeous photography and Pfeiffer's accompanying illustrations, is a master class in pastry from a master teacher.
The Art of Living According to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of Sorts
The Art of Living According to Joe Beef
A Cookbook of Sorts
Hardcover      ISBN: 1607740141
The debut cookbook from one of the most celebrated restaurants in Canada, featuring inventive twists on French market cuisine, plus spirited anecdotes and lush photography.

Earning rave reviews for their unforgettable approach, Joe Beef co-owners/chefs David McMillan and Fr d ric Morin push the limits of traditional French cuisine with over 125 recipes (nearly all of them photographed) for hearty dishes infused with irreverent personality. The Strip Loin Steak comes complete with ten variations, Kale for a Hangover wisely advises the cook to eat and then go to bed, and the Marjolaine includes tips for welding your own cake mold. Joe Beef's most popular dishes are also represented, such as Spaghetti Homard-Lobster, Foie Gras Breakfast Sandwich, Pork Fish Sticks, and Pojarsky de Veau (a big, moist meatball served on a bone). The coup de gr ce is the Smorgasbord--Joe Beef's version of a Scandinavian open-faced sandwich--with thirty different toppings.

Featuring lively stories and illustrations showcasing gangsters, oysters, Canadian railroad dining car food, the backyard smoker, and more, this nostalgic yet utterly modern cookbook is a groundbreaking guide to living an outstanding culinary life.
As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto: Food, Friendship, and the Making of a Masterpiece
As Always, Julia
The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto: Food, Friendship, and the Making of a Masterpiece
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0547417713

With her outsize personality, Julia Child is known around the world by her first name alone. But despite that familiarity, how much do we really know of the inner Julia? Now more than 200 letters exchanged between Julia and Avis DeVoto, her friend and unofficial literary agent memorably introduced in the hit movie Julie & Julia, open the window on Julia's deepest thoughts and feelings. This riveting correspondence, in print for the first time, chronicles the blossoming of a unique and lifelong friendship between the two women and the turbulent process of Julia's creation of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, one of the most influential cookbooks ever written. Frank, bawdy, funny, exuberant, and occasionally agonized, these letters show Julia, first as a new bride in Paris, then becoming increasingly worldly and adventuresome as she follows her diplomat husband in his postings to Nice, Germany, and Norway. With commentary by the noted food historian Joan Reardon, and covering topics as diverse as the lack of good wine in the United States, McCarthyism, and sexual mores, these astonishing letters show America on the verge of political, social, and gastronomic transformation.

Atelier Crenn: Metamorphosis of Taste
Atelier Crenn
Metamorphosis of Taste
Hardcover      ISBN: 0544444671
The debut cookbook from the first female chef in America to earn two Michelin stars

Atelier Crenn is the debut cookbook of Dominique Crenn, the first female chef in America to be awarded two Michelin stars--and arguably the greatest female chef in the country. This gorgeous book traces Crenn's rise from her childhood in France to her unprecedented success with her own restaurant, Atelier Crenn, in San Francisco. Crenn's food is centered around organic, sustainable ingredients with an unusual, inventive, and always stunning presentation. To put it simply, Crenn's dishes are works of art. Her recipes reflect her poetic nature with evocative names like "A Walk in the Forest," "Birth," and "The Sea." Even the dishes that sound familiar, like Fish and Chips, or Broccoli and Beef Tartare, challenge the expected with their surprising components and her signature creative plating. This impressive and beautiful cookbook by a chef who is often the only woman to be mentioned in the same breath with other culinary giants is bound to captivate the food world.