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The French Kitchen Cookbook

Recipes and Lessons from Paris and Provence

About the Book

With The French Kitchen Cookbook, culinary legend Patricia Wells invites home cooks into her life in France, making the fresh and delicious recipes from her popular classes available to fans who dream of experiencing their own gastronomic adventure in the world's culinary capital.

Beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated with stunning color photos, The French Kitchen Cookbook is a compilation and reflection on what she and her students have learned. Patricia Wells's meticulously written recipes express the basics—the rules that will help anyone become a better cook, while providing the deep satisfaction that comes from creating exquisite food from the freshest ingredients.

Here are some of her best recipes for appetizers, desserts, and everything in between, dishes inspired by the vibrant Provençal countryside and the bustle of Parisian life, including Miniature Onion and Goat Cheese Tatins, Zucchini and Basil Velouté, Fricassée of Chicken with Fennel, Capers, Tomatoes and Sausage, and Apricot Lavender Honey Sorbet.

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Critical Praise

Convinces even beginners that it’s possible to make guest-worthy food in a small kitchen…[The book] comes directly from the cooking classes Patricia Wells gives at her homes in Paris and Provence; the lineup includes plenty of uncomplicated dishes that have been tested within an inch of their lives. —The New York Times Book Review

Long an award-winning cookbook author and restaurant reviewer…Patricia Wells also holds culinary classes in her Paris and Provence residences. Join her via delightful stories, enticing photography and distinctive dishes. There are her French favorites…But Wells’ years of world travel also brings Italian and Asian dishes to her table. —The Post and Courier

“Patricia Wells is a culinary legend who has lived and cooked in France for more than 30 years. Her most recent book is The French Kitchen Cookbook. Reading it left me hungry, and with a great case of wanderlust.” —The Splendid Table

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062088918
  • ISBN 10: 0062088912
  • Imprint: William Morrow Cookbooks
  • On Sale: 10/22/2013
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price: 43.50 CAD
  • BISAC1: COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / French
  • BISAC2: COOKING / General
  • BISAC3: COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / European

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