This book is perfect for gifts and for those would-be-cookers who want a perfect companion. It helps you if you want to learn how to cook french cuisine perfectly. I suggest you to see the movie "Julie & Julia" if you want to know the history behind this book and how it affected on american people....Continua
In theory it was a great book to get- being that I took French from 8th grade up through my 2nd year of college. However, in reality, the book is extremely dated. I think by now there are some health considerations, for example cooking with nearly a stick of butter might not be the best thing as far as avoiding heart disease... I realized that I might make some crepes, or cake from this book but 90% of the book just isn't realistic for the way I cook or eat. The one chicken dish I tried was WAY too rich. I had never had that much cream of butter in my life. The book is good for nostalgia purposes though, or just for fun....Continua
Excellent recipe book! It's written in precise details so even someone who knows nothing about French cooking (like me) can learn how to make French food!
Also, even if you cannot imagine how it would taste like, please be brave and try all the recipes. They are really eye-openers!...Continua