Around My French Table
Bonjour and welcome to Around My French Table, my latest book and one that's very, very close to my heart because it chronicles my decades-long love affair with France, its people and, of course, its food. This is an extremely personal book – you'll meet my French friends and learn a lot about my life in Paris – and so it's not a by-the-rules book, not Escoffier and not Mastering The Art of French Cooking (nothing else could be, or should be). I think of it as a snapshot of French home cooking today, a look at what my friends and I are cooking at home in France. And, since French people are as busy as we are, it's also a surprising look at how simple today's home cooking is. There are more than 300 recipes, a mix of old and new, traditional and exotic, simple and complex. I think of the kind of cooking we're doing these days in France as elbows-on-the-table food and it's as welcome in America as it is in France. In fact, if you came to dinner chez moi in New York City, where all of the recipes were tested (with ingredients from the supermarket), this is the food I'd make for you.
Since I can't have you all around my table, I hope you'll enjoy sharing these dishes around your own table.
Glossary: Around My French Table is the book that grew and grew and it grew to be so big that there wasn't room for the glossary, so here it is. Like the glossary in Baking From My Home to Yours, this one will give you information on tools, techniques and ingredients. If you find that something's missing – scream! The good thing about having it here, online, is that I can add and edit.
Appearances and Events: Click to see my out-and-about schedule. If you're nearby, I'd love to see you.
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