When Julia Child told Dorie Greenspan, “You write recipes just the way I do,” she paid her the ultimate compliment. Julia’s praise was echoed by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times,which referred to Dorie’s “wonderfully encouraging voice” and “the sense of a real person who is there to help should you stumble.”
Now in a big, personal, and personable book, Dorie captures all the excitement of French home cooking, sharing disarmingly simple dishes she has gathered over years of living in France.
Around My French Table includes many superb renditions of the great classics: a glorious cheese-domed onion soup, a spoon-tender beef daube, and the “top-secret” chocolate mousse recipe that every good Parisian cook knows but won’t reveal.
Hundreds of other recipes are remarkably easy: a cheese and olive quick bread, a three-star chef’s Basque potato tortilla made with a surprise ingredient (potato chips), and an utterly satisfying roast chicken for “lazy people.”
Packed with lively stories, memories, and insider tips on French culinary customs, Around My French Table will make cooks fall in love with France all over again, or for the first time.
Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition (October 8, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.8 x 1.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
About the author
Called ‘a culinary guru’ by The New York Times, Dorie Greenspan is the award-winning author of nine cookbooks, a special correspondent for Bon Appetit magazine and a frequent guest on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and Splendid Table.
Her cookbooks include the bestseller, Baking with Julia, the book that accompanied Julia Child’s PBS series; Desserts by Pierre Herme, which was named Cookbook of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP); Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Herme; Paris Sweets, Great Desserts from the City’s Best Pastry Shops; and, most recently, Baking: From My Home to Yours, which Amazon.com named as one of the top 50 books and one of the top 10 cookbooks of 2006. The book won a James Beard Foundation Award in 2007, the same year Dorie was inducted into the Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America.