Around My French Table

Around My French Table

More Than 300 Recipes From My Home to Yours

Book - 2010
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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.
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9780618875535
Branch Call Number: ANF 641.5944 GRE
Characteristics: xiii, 530 pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Richardson, Alan 1956-

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GLNovak
May 23, 2016

As others have said, this is a book you can just read and enjoy. You almost feel that Greenspan is just talking to you and trying to make sure you can replicate her recipes. Each recipe is given with a bit of background, mostly main-stream ingredients, and advice on timing, storage, breaks in between preparation, cooking and serving. Greenspan also provides a lot of tips on how to recognize what mixtures should look like when stirred, beaten, heated, baked enough. This is very valuable to the solitary cook working with only 'by guess and by golly'.

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Lynneisreading
Nov 13, 2014

Lovely presented book with outstanding recipes.

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BeckBe
Feb 20, 2013

This is a wide repertoire of simple-yet-elegant modern French food, including a few items inspired by other cultures. Beautiful to look at and good reading, even if you don't ever take knife to board.

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dfpoz
Jul 15, 2012

As always, I love books that have recipes that are naturally gluten free, or easily adapted. This is one of those. Dorie Greenspan is a wonderful cookbook writer.

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Cheryl_B
Nov 28, 2011

It all just sounds so delicious that I could read this book instead of eat. I recommend the cheddar crackers.

wnshrp May 13, 2011

Just started going through this cookbook and I am enjoying it. The recipes seem to be clearly written and will be easy enough to try.

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junquessa
Feb 05, 2011

This looks like a great book. I want to try all of the recipes.

debwalker Dec 20, 2010

A personal book that explore's Greenspan's joy in French cooking. A lovely book on sharing the pleasures of the table.

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