An introduction to the culinary traditions of France, from traditional favourites and regional specialities to a number of contemporary creations. Around 200 recipes are presented in step-by-step format, and all are accompanied by hints and tips throughout. 900 colour photographs
France has a culinary tradition that is the most renowned in the world--from the sun-drenched specialties of Provence, through the lusty, full-bodied dishes of Burgundy at the country's heart, to the classic seafoods found along the Atlantic coast. Each area has its own atmosphere and distinctive cooking style, based on the delicious provincial produce--pungent cheeses, aromatic herbs, delicate butters and creams, fresh fish and seafood plus an array of game, poultry and meats of the highest quality. Influenced by geography and tradition, these regional dishes combined with the classic cuisine create a culinary heritage rich in variety and character. "The French Recipe Cookbook" provides a comprehensive collection of the very best of France. There are recipes for every occasion and for every level of expertise, including rustic regional specialties such as Steak au Poivre and Moules Marinieres, extravagant classic dishes such as Lobster Thermidor, and Pheasant Breast with Apples, as well as lighter, contemporary creations such as Grilled Goat Cheese Salad.