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French Provincial Cooking

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French Provincial Cooking by Elizabeth David
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Elizabeth David's classic work on the regional cuisine of France is one of the most inspiring cookery books ever written. It gives simple recipes for timeless dishes such as omelettes, souffles and salads as well as more complex - but equally traditional - ones for pates, cassoulets, roasts and puddings. Hugely readable and informative, French Provincial Cooking is a must for anyone wishing to re-create the flavours of France. 'Readers are plunged, through the passion and skill of her writing, deep into the sights and scents of the markets and kitchens of rural France.' Daily Telegraph

Author Biography

Elizabeth David discovered her taste for good food and wine when, as a student at the Sorbonne, she lived with a French family for two years. After returning to England she made up her mind to learn to cook, so that she could reproduce for herself and her friends some of the food that she had come to appreciate in France. Subsequently Mrs David lived and kept house in France, Italy, Greece, Egypt and India, learning the local dishes and cooking them in her own kitchen. Her first book, Mediterranean Food, appeared in 1950, when rationing was still in force and most of the ingredients she so lovingly described were not available. At the time her book was read rather than used, and created in its readers a yearning both for good ingredients and for a way of life that saw more in food and cooking than mere sustenance. French Country Cooking followed in 1951, Italian Food in 1954 and Summer Cooking in 1955, all of which were received with equal critical acclaim. The publication of French Provincial Cooking in 1960 confirmed Mrs David's position as the most inspirational and influential cookery writer in the English language. By 1964 all five books were in Penguin paperback and were accessible to a new generation, who no longer had much difficulty buying garlic, saffron, basil, olives, aubergines, fresh figs or apricots, and who found Elizabeth David's philosophy of sim
Release date NZ
April 30th, 1998
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Books Ltd
Pages
592
Dimensions
129x198x35
ISBN-13
9780140273267
Product ID
1683711

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