This culinary biography recounts the 1784 deal that Thomas Jefferson struck with his slaves, James Hemings. The founding father was traveling to Paris and wanted to bring James along "for a particular purpose"-- to master the art of French cooking. In exchange for James's cooperation, Jefferson would grant his freedom.Thus began one of the strangest partnerships in United States history. As Hemings apprenticed under master French chefs, Jefferson studied the cultivation of French crops (especially grapes for winemaking) so the might be replicated in American agriculture. The two men returned home with such marvels as pasta, French fries, Champagne, macaroni and cheese, cr me br l e, and a host of other treats. This narrative history tells the story of their remarkable adventure--and even includes a few of their favorite recipes
Bistro food is the food of happiness. The dishes have universal allure, whether it's steak frites or a perfectly roasted chicken, onion soup or beef bourguignon. These are recipes that have endured for centuries, and they find their most perfect representation in the hands of the supremely talented Thomas Keller. And just as Bouchon demonstrated Keller's ability to distill the sublime simplicity of bistro cooking and elevate it beyond what it had ever been before, the #1 New York Times best-seller Bouchon Bakery is filled with baked goods that are a marvel of ingenuity and simplicity. From morning baguettes and almond croissants to fruit tarts and buttery brioche, these most elemental and satisfying of foods are treated with an unmatched degree of precision and creativity. With this exciting new collection, readers are sure to expand their knowledge, enrich their experience, and refine their technique.
The potager, or French vegetable garden, represents the very best of French cuisine: fresh, flavorful, and easily accessible for home cooks everywhere. In Vegetable Harvest, Patricia Wells presents a collection of recipes inspired by the garden she tends at her home in Provence.
No one has done more than Patricia to bring the art and techniques of French cooking into American kitchens. Now, in her tenth cookbook, she covers every kind of produce favored by French cooks from north to south. In addition, there are charming profiles of French farmers, home gardeners, and cooks, with sixty-five stunning color photographs.
From arugula to zucchini, Patricia offers up a wealth of dishes that incorporate vegetables, herbs, nuts, legumes, and fruits fresh from the garden. And her recipes aren't limited to summer's bounty--there are plenty for fall squash and winter potatoes, too.
The recipes in Vegetable Harvest include everything from appetizers, soups, and salads, to meats, poultry, and pasta. There are classics like Spicy Butternut Squash Soup, Roast Leg of Lamb with Honey and Mint Crust, and Pea and Mint Risotto, as well as innovative new dishes that are sure to become time-honored favorites, such as Potato-Chive Waffles with Smoked Salmon, Capers, and Cr me Fra che, Tomato and Strawberry Gazpacho, and Zucchini Blossoms Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Basil. To finish your meal with a flourish, there are decadent, fruity desserts like Pistachio-Cherry Cake with Cherry Sorbet, Rhubarb-Berry Compote in Grenadine, and Crunchy Almond-Pear Cake. In addition, there is a chapter on pantry staples that includes Patricia's recipes for Zesty Lemon Salt, Truffle Butter, and Fresh Cilantro Sauce.
And while Patricia's wonderful dishes sound sinful, they are in fact quite healthful, low in fat and calories; nutritional information is given for each recipe.
With Vegetable Harvest, you'll be eating the best nature has to offer--fresh, flavorful produce--all year round.
With infectious enthusiasm, Jack Santa Maria shows how insistence on interesting sauces, charming presentation, and exciting aromas can transform mere vegetables into tantalizing main and side dishes. More than 200 new and traditional Gallic recipes--arranged alphabetically from artichokes to watercress--feature such imaginative fare as Eggplant Fritters, Red Cabbage with Chestnuts, Pumpkin Pancakes, and Dandelion with Cheese and Walnuts.Santa Maria is well known for his highly successful books on Italian, Greek, Chinese, Indian, and international vegetarian cooking. Vegetables The French Way is an invaluable addition to the bookshelf of vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, proving that vegetables can be easily prepared so as to embody the very best in classic French cuisine.
Classic French cuisine-American-style easy.
Souffl s, boeuf bourguignon, macarons, and more-the French make it look so easy-and now it is for you too. The Voil Effortless French Cookbook serves up simple recipes to bring classic French fare and flare to your table for everyday delicacies.
From the cafes in Paris straight to your kitchen, this French cookbook combines tried-and-true recipes with the convenience of easy-to-find ingredients and fast prep and cook times. Complete with guidance to help you get savvy about sauces or poach the perfect egg, Voil Effortless French Cookbook lets you say au revoir to the hassle of complicated recipes.
Voil Effortless French Cookbook includes:
- French Cuisine 101-Learn basic skills, techniques, and fun facts about French culinary culture.
- 125+ Classic Recipes-Feast on a full range of recipes from aperitifs, main dishes, desserts, and more.
- Easy-to-find Ingredients-Find affordable ingredients at your local grocery store and forget about expensive imports once and for all.
Get ready to say bon app tit with Voil Effortless French Cookbook. No passport needed.
Part memoir, part cookbook, this classic of food literature is an immersion course in authentic, regional French home cooking from a world-renowned culinary authority.As a young woman, Madeleine Kamman developed her passion for food by working in the kitchens of France's most respected regional cooks. She dedicates one chapter to each of these remarkable women, who nourished her appetite for the tradition, rigor, and deeply personal nature of cooking. Her exuberant memoir--originally published over 30 years ago--tells of collecting mussels at the shore, churning butter from the milk of village cows, gathering mushrooms in nearby woods, and then transforming them into glorious meals under the tutelage of her beloved mentors. Over 250 recipes for the simple dishes Kamman learned at their sides accompany her evocative reminiscences of a bygone era in rural France. Now in paperback, this classic is required reading for anyone who wants to know more about la cuisine fran aise and the life, times, and tastes of a woman who helped to shape American cooking.
- Choucroute Garnie from Domaine Weinbach, Alsace, France
- Squab and Penne Pie from Agricole Lo Sparviere, Franciacorta, Italy
- Sole la Meuni re from Domaine Lucien Crochet, Sancerre, France
- Pork Rillettes from Domaine La Grange Tiphaine, Montlouis, France
- Guinea Fowl en Papillote from Champagne Roses de Jeanne, Aube, France
- Pesto Trapanese from Arianna Occhipinti, Sicily, Italy