french themed - ooh-la-la
My series continues with some cookery.
grab a cappuccino...
and listen to this...
played by Dave Thomas
and then start reading this...
Simple, Splendid Food That French Women Cook Every Day
by Wini Moranville
Release date: October 2011
Here is authentic French cooking without fuss or fear. When we think of French cooking, we might picture a fine restaurant with a small army of chefs hovering over sauces for hours at a stretch, crafting elegant dishes with special utensils, hard-to-find ingredients, and architectural skill.
But this kind of cooking bears little relationship to the way that real French families eat-yet they eat very well indeed. Now that the typical French woman (the bonne femme of the title) works outside the home like her American counterpart, the emphasis is on easy techniques, simple food, and speedy preparation, all done without sacrificing taste.
In a voice that is at once grounded in the wisdom of classical French cooking, yet playful and lighthearted when it comes to the potential for relaxing and enjoying our everyday lives in the kitchen, Moranville offers 300 recipes that focus on simple, fresh ingredients prepared well.
The Bonne Femme Cookbook is full of tips and tricks and shortcuts, lots of local color and insight into real French home kitchens, and above all, loads of really good food. It gives French cooking an accessible, friendly, and casual spin.
Check out Wini's Bastille Day Menu here - the Asparagus Cheese Tartlets look delishhh!
Free chapter from book (PDF) - I plan on trying the Chutney-Ham Amuse-Bouches.
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Offer ends: September 30, 2011
LOOK at Wini's recipes and tell me which one you would like to taste.
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* image source cappuccino
* first spotted this book at PR by the Book