Synopses & Reviews
When one thinks of great food, one invariably thinks of France. After all, this is the birthplace of some of the world's greatest chefs, such as Auguste D'Escoffier, and a major influence on many others, such as Julia Child. THE FOOD OF FRANCE is the second in a series of richly photographed cookbooks that examines the food of different countries. Lush images and information on France and its internationally renowned gastronomic culture make this book much more than a cookbook. Pictorial essays presented in gatefold spreads highlight food journeys that share the traditions behind France's best-known exports, including cheese and pastries. A glossary of French food and cooking terms will help transform a family meal into haute cuisine.
Embraces not only the marvels of French cooking but French history, language, landscape, and customs as well. Here is France for the traveler, the chef, and the connoisseur of fine prose. Maps and b & w line drawings throughout.