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Essentials of French Cuisine

Written by

Laurent Mariotte


01 August 2024

Essentials of French Cuisine

Who’s the author? Laurent Mariotte is a world-renowned chef and the number one bestselling cookbook author in France, having published dozens of books and sold over one million copies. He is committed to sharing accessible and affordable food, creating recipes that are beloved for their simplicity.

What’s it about? Essentials of French Cooking features over 80 simple and timeless recipes to cook at home. Learn how to whip up starters such cheese soufflé and onion soup, mains such as moules marinières and beef stew, and desserts such as clafoutis, lemon tart, and chocolate mousse.

With step-by-step methods, the recipes in this book feel approachable whatever your skill level, and can be used as a jumping-off point to make the classics your own. From understanding the importance of high-quality ingredients, to learning basic techniques, you’ll be guided through the fundamentals of French cooking. Plus, you’ll find menu planning inspiration for different occasions along with plenty of tips and anecdotes.

Recipes we love: Potage Parmentier, French-Style Petits Pois, Mackerel in White Wine, Vallée D’Auge Chicken, Strawberry Charlotte.

Perfect for: Keen foodies and home cooks who want to learn the fundamentals of French gastronomy.


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