Simply French (Paperback)
How can a good cook become a great cook? It's all in the details.
Becoming a good cook means learning principles that will last you a lifetime in the kitchen; with Simply French, you will never cook the same way again.
- Knowing when to season and how
- Appreciating the simple process of reducing a sauce
- Allowing meats and poultry to rest so they release maximum flavor
- The simple art of straining a sauce for a refined condensed flavor
- Knowing why dried herbs are no substitute for fresh
In Simply French acclaimed food critic and best-selling author of Trattoria Patricia Wells works side by side with award-winning French chef Joel Robuchon to distill the best of the French table for the American cook. Among the 125 exciting recipes youll find in Simply French are Potatoes "Chanteduc," a perfect Roast Chicken, Beef Tenderloin Roasted in Herb-Infused Salt Crust, Marbleized Chocolate Wafers, and Cinnamon-Chocolate Mousse.
About the Author
Patricia Wells, for more than two decades the restaurant critic for "The International Herald Tribune", is the author of the award-winning "Bistro Cooking", as well as more than a dozen other books. She also runs a successful cooking school in both Paris and Provence, where she and her husband have lived for more than 30 years.
JOEL ROBUCHON, the winner of the prized "Meilleur Ouvrier de France" award, with a three-star rating in the Michelin Guide, is one of the world's greatest chefs. He has already published several books of delicious recipes, including two that have been translated into English: Simply French in 1991 and Joel Robuchon's Cooking Through the Seasons in 1995. Robuchon has also done a number of other books in his native French tongue, and in 1996 hosted a daily television program called "Cook Like a Great Chef" on France's number one television channel, TFI.