The Bonne Femme Cookbook: Simple, Splendid Food That French Women Cook Every Day

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The Bonne Femme Cookbook: Simple, Splendid Food That French Women Cook Every Day

Format:  Hardcover,

418 pages

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publish Date: Oct 2011

ISBN-13: 9781558327498

ISBN-10: 1558327495

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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.

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publish Date: Oct 2011
ISBN-13: 9781558327498
ISBN-10: 1558327495
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 418
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 3.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.63 x 1.4 x 9.53
Walmart No.: 9781558327498

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Review by Library Journal (2011-09-15)

Moranville, an Iowan journalist and restaurant critic who spends her summers in France, here seeks to simplify French home cooking for American kitchens. She describes a bon ne fe m me (good wife) style of cuisine that often sounds more like a lifestyle or state of mind than an approach to cooking. Moranville prefaces her recipes with travel anecdotes, facts, and entertaining tips, and she offers two chapters of main courses-one quick and simple, the other more complex. While this volume may interest readers with little knowledge of French culture and cooking, more experienced cooks will not like Moranville's assertion that Americans associate French food with costliness and spectacle.

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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.

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