The Bonne Femme Cookbook

Simple, Splendid Food That French Women Cook Every Day

The Bonne Femme Cookbook
$29.95 / £19.99
Format: Hardback, 432 Pages
ISBN: 9781558327498
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Description

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.

The author

Wini Moranville is a food and wine writer/editor whose stories have appeared in lifestyle magazines including Better Homes and Gardens, Country Home, Simply Perfect Italian, Holiday Appetizers, Holiday Celebrations, Holiday Menus, and Creative Home, among others. She has also served as a writer and editor for numerous cookbooks under the Better Homes and Gardens imprint, including the past three editions of the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book. Since 1997, she has also written over 500 restaurant reviews for The Des Moines Register. She currently writes a monthly wine column for Relish, is a member of the James Beard Foundation, and has served as a Restaurant Awards panelist there since 2005.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 432 Pages
ISBN: 9781558327498
Illustrations: 4-color illustrations
Size: 7.75 in x 9.5 in / 196.85 mm x 241.3 mm
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