When Julia Child told Dorie Greenspan, âYou write recipes just the way I do,â she paid her the ultimate compliment. Juliaâs praise was echoed by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, which referred to Dorieâs âwonderfully encouraging voiceâ and âthe sense of a real person who is there to help should you stumble.â
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 âtop-secretâ chocolate mousse recipe that every good Parisian cook knowsâbut wonât reveal.
Hundreds of other recipes are remarkably easy: a cheese and olive quick bread, a three-star chefâs Basque potato tortilla made with a surprise ingredient (potato chips), and an utterly satisfying roast chicken for âlazy people.â
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.