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When French Women Cook: A Gastronomic Memoir


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ISBN13: 9781580083843
ISBN10: 1580083846
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Long lauded as one of the world?s most revered culinary instructors, French-born Madeleine Kamman?s career arose from remarkably humble beginnings in central France. As a young woman, Madeleine got her training by working in a family restaurant in Touraine and in the kitchens of France?s most respected regional cooks, who nourished her appetite for the tradition, rigor, and personal nature of cooking. Her exuberant and colorful memoir of that time — originally published over 25 years ago — tells of collecting mussels at the shore, churning butter from the milk of village cows, gathering mushrooms in nearby woods, and then transforming them into glorious food under the tutelage of her informal mentors. Over 250 recipes for the simple dishes she learned at their sides illustrate her evocative reminiscences of a bygone era in rural France. Part travelogue, part social history, part instruction manual, this classic is required reading for anyone who wants to know more about the life, times, and tastes of a woman who has helped shape American cooking.


"An excellent book for reading, learning, and a bit of nostalgia." Christian Science Monitor


"A delightful, sensitive, and well-written book that is as enjoyable for the text as it is for the recipes." Library Journal

About the Author

Madeleine Kamman was born in Paris and started her culinary career in 1940 at her aunt?s restaurant in the Touraine region of France. A revered culinary instructor since 1962, Kamman has written two other books: Dinner Against the Clock and the recently revised The New Making of a Cook. She lives in Williston, Vermont.

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gremolata, May 9, 2006 (view all comments by gremolata)
Since I own all of the books by M.Kamman and have gone through several"The Making of a Cook" as gifts and in my own culinary
adventures,this is a book that is delightfully about her life in France. You can read her great love her family,about regions of France and the food thereof.
When I worked as a chef in Edgartown, Ma, I often made her Quartre Glaces a la Puree de Fraises, in fact I was known for them and proud of givng her credit on the menus.
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A Gastronomic Memoir
Kamman, Madeleine
Foreword by:
Corriher, Shirley O.
Corriher, Shirley O.
Corriher, Shirley O.
Ten Speed Press
Berkeley, Calif.
Cookery, french
Women cooks
Regional & Ethnic - French
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9.9 x 6.35 x 1.3 in 1.6 lb

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