Synopses & Reviews
Full of favorite recipes from the Le Pain Quotidien kitchens, this book is a little slice of 'our daily bread' that you can enjoy at home.
Le Pain Quotidien Cookbook presents over 100 recipes for simple, elegant and healthy fare - handmade bread, breakfast, tartines, soup, salads, sharing dishes and desserts. Le Pain Quotidien is best known for its organic bread and its signature tartines but it's also about sharing great food made with love at any time of the day. With everything from grissini, baguettes and focaccia to chia seed banana muffins, buckwheat pancakes with chestnut puree and toasted camembert and walnut tartine and from roasted golden beetroot and chicken salad to mussels, potato and saffron aioli soup, Alain Coumont reveals all the tricks of the artisan baker and home chef.
"More than 100 recipes from the world-wide restaurant chain Le Pain Quotidien have been compiled and broken down into chapters titled 'Breads,' 'Breakfast,' 'Tartines,' 'Soups,' 'Salads,' 'Sharing,' and 'Desserts.' Founder/coauthor Alain Coumont's idea of 'simple, wholesome and sustainable food, to share with your friends and family around your own kitchen table' has led to a well-edited collection of sweet and savory recipes. Adventurous flavor combos can be found in mocha and caper butter with crostini, and pancetta fried rice and wilted greens. While butter and sugar are staples of many baked goods, an emphasis on healthy eating comes through with nutritional information in headnotes, and recipes including quinoa and grilled vegetables with tomato sauce. International flavors are represented from the Middle Eastern-inspired labneh, herb, and cucumber tartine to merguez sausage with carrots and chickpea purÃ©e from North Africa. Whimsical-yet-sophisticated illustrations, along with top-notch photographs, make for a well-designed book containing a worthy collection. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Le PainQuotidien began in 1990 as an artisan bakery in Belgium and has evolved into a chain 172 restaurants worldwide serving delicious, slow-fast food that does you good - all handmade with the best organic and local ingredients.With its communal tables where guests can sit and eat together in a tranquil, rustic environment, Le Pain Quotidien transports its customers to a simpler way of life. Worldwide locations include Belgium, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, United States, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Russia, Qatar, Australia, Spain, Mexico, Bahrain, India, Japan, the Netherlands and Brazil.
Alain Coumont founded Le Pain Quotidien and currently serves as the Company's Chief Creative Officer. In this role, he remains the driving force behind the brand's dedication to organic ingredients. Prior to founding Le Pain Quotidien, Alain began his career working as a chef with Michel Guerard, Georges Blanc and Joel Robuchon.He lives with his family near Montpellier, France.
Jean-Pierre Gabriel is an award-winning author and photographer. His coauthored titles, Cacao: the roots of chocolate with Dominique Persoone and Matiere Chocolat with Stephane Leroux, both won Gourmand Cookbook Awards in 2009.