Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Books&Brioche: Bonne Femme Cookbook by Wini Moranville

french themed - ooh-la-la


My series continues with some cookery.

grab a cappuccino...

and listen to this...

Waking Dream
played by Dave Thomas

and then start reading this...

Bonne Femme Cookbook:
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!

Visit Wini:
Free chapter from book (PDF) - I plan on trying the Chutney-Ham Amuse-Bouches.

Want to read it?

--~ Book Giveaway courtesy of publisher ~--

Win my copy of this book!

Open to all.

Offer ends: September 30, 2011


LOOK at Wini's recipes and tell me which one you would like to taste.

AND, leave your email (if I don't already have it)


Contest has ended - winner is here



* image source cappuccino

* first spotted this book at PR by the Book

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  1. I would like to make the Ratatouille.

  2. I would like to make the floating islands.

  3. I would absolutely love to have this book. I would like to try the Basque Style Chicken and the Corn and Radish salad - YUM! They sounds great. I love cookbooks and enjoy reading them and even if I do not get the opportunity to actually use the recipes they always give me ideas on how to make something my own. Thank you for sharing and for the awesome giveaway opportunity of this gem.


  4. I would like to try shrimp and french green lentil salad. I love lentils!


  5. I would make Rosemary-Prosciutto Chicken with Roasted Garlic Sauce and Strawberry-Caramel Crêpes with Mascarpone Cream for dessert. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


  6. Strange as it sounds, the Grated Carrot Salad. It's so different from the one of my childhood, with mayonnaise and raisins. (blech...) [You have my email from W & Q]

  7. Oooooo what a great song.
    I love this meme.
    (not an entry)

  8. I love crepes, so I will have to try her recipe!

  9. The Creme Anglaise sounds amazing!

    kescah (at) comcast (dot) net

  10. I'd love to try Crêpes—The Master Recipe!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  11. Shrimp and French Green Lentil Salad.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. The Basque Style Chicken looks like something for us.



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