Sunday, February 20, 2011
Cookbook review: Around My French Table
Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan has gotten a lot of press lately, since it's been nominated for a bunch of awards. I checked this out from the library (since it's big, and expensive), and realized I was going to have to buy it.
It's big, it's beautiful, it's useful. It's not a Julia Child-type introduction to French cooking, it's more personal than that. The author has lived in Paris for a long time, and these are the recipes she's created over the years. She introduces many of them as "not authentic"--just her interpretations of classic French fare. Which I love! That's exactly the kind of cooking I do.
The recipe for Swiss chard pancakes I made the other day came from here. Then I had to take it back to the library with pancake batter stuck to the page.
So you see, I'm going to have to buy this cookbook.