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  • Specialites De La Maison  (First published 1940)
    Specialites De La Maison (First published 1940)
    ISBN: 9780061968983
    Publication date: 01/05/2010

    First published in 1940 and now back in print with a new foreword by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, this charming little French cookbook, a collection of recipes by noteworthy writers, Hollywood and Broadway celebrities, renowned socialites, royalty—and even a couturier and restaurateur or two—is available again. This edition is an exact facsimile of the original, down to the red and white cloth gingham case, but with a new preface about the book’s history, and Carter’s essay. There’s also a select bibliography of contributors—from Katharine Hepburn and Christian Dior to Eleanor Roosevelt and Charlie Chaplin—created especially for today’s reader. An affordable, adorable package, it’s a great gift for cooks of all levels, francophiles, and pop-culture mavens alike. If you liked the delicious recipes from Julie & Julia, you’ll love Spécialités de la Maison. An instant collectible!

    Author: AMERICAN FRIENDS OF FRANCE
    Price: $32.99
  • Stephane Reynauds 365 Good Reasons To Sit  Down to Eat
    Stephane Reynauds 365 Good Reasons To Sit Down to Eat
    ISBN: 9781741969191
    Publication date: 01/09/2010

    From Stéphane Reynaud, the best-selling French author of Ripailles and Rôtis, comes his quirky culinary almanac 365 Good Reasons to Sit Down to Eat. There's a recipe for every day of the year, including breakfasts, one-pan wonders, succulent roasts, refreshing salads, cool cocktails and everything in between. It's an irreverent selection of dishes to inspire every meal. Stéphane also includes a seasonal calendar and clever cooking tips to make your dishes a success.

    Pages: 560
    Dimension: 245mm X 195mm
    Author: REYNAUD, STEPHANE
    Price: $79.99
  • Streets of Paris A Guide to the City of Light Following in the Footsteps of Famous Parisians Throughout History
    Streets of Paris A Guide to the City of Light Following in the Footsteps of Famous Parisians Throughout History
    ISBN: 9781250074324
    Publication date: 01/07/2017

    For hundreds of years, the City of Light has set the stage for larger-than-life characters—from medieval lovers Hélose and Abelard to the defiant King Henri IV to the brilliant scientist Madame Curie, beloved chanteuse Edith Piaf, and the writer Colette. In this beautifully illustrated book, Susan Cahill recounts the lives of twenty-two famous Parisians and then takes you through the seductive streets of Paris to the quartiers where they lived and worked: their homes, the scenes of their greatest triumphs and tragedies, their favorite cafes, bars, and restaurants, and the off-the-beaten-track places where they found inspiration and love. From Sainte-Chapelle on the Ile de la Cite to the cemetery Pere Lachaise to Montmartre and the Marais, Cahill not only brings to life the bold characters of a tumultuous history and the arts of painting, music, sculpture, film, and literature, she takes you on a relaxed walking tour in the footsteps of these celebrated Parisians. Each chapter opens with a beautiful four-color illustration by photographer Marion Ranoux, and every tour begins with a Metro stop and ends with a list of "Nearbys"—points of interest along the way, including cafes, gardens, squares, museums, bookstores, churches, and, of course, patisseries.

    Pages: 320
    Dimension: 208mm X 135mm
    Author: CAHILL, SUSAN
    Price: $26.99
  • Taste of My Life (Raymond Blanc)
    Taste of My Life (Raymond Blanc)
    ISBN: 9780552157315
    Publication date: 01/12/2009

    Raymond Blanc knows more about food than pretty much anyone else. His cooking has been described as 'an extraordinary process of creativity, passion, subtlety, indeed genius'. His life and career to date have been utterly dedicated to the search for culinary perfection.

    Raymond is entirely self-taught and over the years has been developing and refining his philosophy of food and eating. Such is his reputation that his restaurant, Le Manoir, was awarded two Michelin stars even before it opened in 1984, and it remains one of our premier destination restaurants. He has taught many of Britain's most successful chefs, including Marco Pierre White and Heston Blumenthal.

    Now, for the first time Raymond is going to share the fruits of all that hard work and experimentation, and reveal the secrets of his gastronomy. Woven around stories from his years at the sharp end of the food business are his thoughts about where food is going and a passionate appeal for sustainable cuisine.

    Pages: 480
    Dimension: 198mm X 127mm
    Author: BLANC, RAYMOND
    Price: $24.99
  • Taste of Paris A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food
    Taste of Paris A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food
    ISBN: 9781250082930
    Publication date: 01/11/2017

    A Taste of Paris is a delectable culinary history of the gastronomic capital of the world, written by David Downie, the critically acclaimed author of Paris, Paris and A Passion for Paris.

    "A joyous romp through time . . . The streets and tables of Paris will never be the same and I could not be more grateful." -Alice Waters

    In his trademark witty and informative style, David Downie embarks on a quest to discover "What is it about the history of Paris that has made it a food lover's paradise?" Long before Marie Antoinette said, "Let them eat cake!" (actually, it was brioche), the Romans of Paris devoured foie gras, and live oysters rushed in from the Atlantic; one Medieval cookbook describes a thirty-two part meal featuring hare stew, eel soup, and honeyed wine; during the last great banquet at Versailles a year before the Revolution the gourmand Louis XVI savored thirty-two main dishes and sixteen desserts; yet, in 1812, Grimod de la Reyniere, the father of French gastronomy, regaled guests with fifty-two courses, fifteen wines, three types of coffee, and seventeen liqueurs.

    Following the contours of history and the geography of the city, Downie sweeps readers on an insider's gourmet walking tour of Paris and its environs in A Taste of Paris, revealing the locations of Roman butcher shops, classic Belle Epoque bistros serving diners today and Marie Antoinette's exquisite vegetable garden that still supplies produce, no longer to the unfortunate queen, but to the legendary Alain Ducasse and his stylish restaurant inside the palace of Versailles. Along the way, readers learn why the rich culinary heritage of France still makes Paris the ultimate arbiter in the world of food.

    Pages: 304
    Author: DOWNIE, DAVID
    Price: $39.99
  • Teatime with Laduree The Art of Taking Tea
    Teatime with Laduree The Art of Taking Tea
    ISBN: 9780865653467
    Publication date: 01/10/2017

    Tea time is a moment for sharing, when the mind wanders to faraway lands and calm returns to our crazy world. In Ladurée Tea Time the iconic Parisian luxury patisserie pays tribute to this libation of the gods in its inimitable fashion.

    With mouthwatering photography and beautiful illustrations, the leaves of this chic book are steeped with tea-time menus and more than 60 sweet and savory recipes fit for Marie Antoinette. Wrapped in tissue and packaged within an elegant gift box, this sumptuous guide reveals the secrets of taking tea the Ladurée way and is topped off with a concise history of tea, a guide to the finest tea varieties, and tips on ultimate tea pairings.

    Pages: 304
    Dimension: 185mm X 175mm
    Author: LADUREE
    Price: $55.00
  • Trishs French Kitchen
    Trishs French Kitchen
    ISBN: 9780857830203
    Publication date: 01/08/2011

    Explores the fabulous edible heritage of France from the comfort of the author's three kitchens: a country kitchen for village specialities, a city kitchen for entertaining and trying out new trends, and her family kitchen for quick weekday meals.

    Pages: 192
    Author: DESEINE, TRISH
    Price: $27.99
  • TRISHS FRENCH KITCHEN (OPS)
    TRISHS FRENCH KITCHEN (OPS)
    ISBN: 9781856268141
    Publication date: 01/12/2008

    Explore the edible heritage of France's countryside. This title features recipes like navarin, a lamb stew, pan bagnat and Nicoise sandwich.

    Author: DESEINE, TRISH
    Price: $54.95
  • Veuve Cliquot Celebrations Cookbook A Social Cookbook
    Veuve Cliquot Celebrations Cookbook A Social Cookbook
    ISBN: 9780847836932
    Publication date: 01/11/2011

    With recipes inspired by and organised around celebrations from each of the four seasons (A 'fall picnic' menu for the harvest season, a cheese and champagne fondue for the winter, champagne cocktail recipes for spring Carnivale, hors d'oeuvres recipes for the summer polo match), this recipe volume wil be a reference year-round.
    The book's 50 contributors represent the creme de la creme of the global culinary world.

    Pages: 224
    Dimension: 292mm X 210mm
    Author: GERSCHEL, STEPHANE
    Price: $89.99
  • VILLAGE WALKS PROVNCE (OPS)
    VILLAGE WALKS PROVNCE (OPS)
    ISBN: 9780811856881

    Introduces you to the hidden wonders of Provence and Cote D'Azur. Each of the 50 cards in this deck outlines a self-guided walking adventure, with a detailed map on one side and insider information on the other.



    Author: BRENNAN, GEORGEANNE; SCHR
    Price: $5.00
  • When French Women Cook
    When French Women Cook
    ISBN: 9781580083652
    Publication date: 01/12/2010

    As a young woman, Madeleine Kamman developed her passion for food by working in the kitchens of France's most respected regional cooks. She dedicates one chapter to each of these remarkable women, who nourished her appetite for the tradition, rigor, and deeply personal nature of cooking. Her exuberant memoir--originally published over 30 years ago--tells of collecting mussels at the shore, churning butter from the milk of village cows, gathering mushrooms in nearby woods, and then transforming them into glorious meals under the tutelage of her beloved mentors. Over 250 recipes for the simple dishes Kamman learned at their sides accompany her evocative reminiscences of a bygone era in rural France. Now in paperback, this classic is required reading for anyone who wants to know more about la cuisine franaise and the life, times, and tastes of a woman who helped to shape American cooking.

    Author: KAMMAN, MADELEINE
    Price: $24.99
  • White Truffles In Winter (Escoffier)
    White Truffles In Winter (Escoffier)
    ISBN: 9781846882470
    Publication date: 01/09/2013

    White Truffles in Winter imagines the world of the remarkable French chef Auguste Escoffier (1846-1935), who changed how we eat through his legendary restaurants at the Savoy and the Ritz. A man of contradictions-kind yet imperious, food-obsessed yet rarely hungry-Escoffier was also torn between two women: the famous, WC beautiful, and reckless actress Sarah Bernhardt and his wife, the independent and sublime poet Delphine Daffis, who refused ever to leave Monte Carlo. In the last year of Escoffier's life, in the middle of writing his memoirs, he has returned to Delphine, who requests a dish in her name as he has honored Bernhardt, Queen Victoria, and many others .

    Pages: 300
    Dimension: 199mm X 129mm
    Author: KELBY, N M
    Price: $19.99
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