If you look at the top of this page you will see one of Dorie Greenspan’s books, Baking: From My Home to Yours, in the book shelf. I bought that book on the recommendation of people I trusted and it quickly became one of my favorites (try the “World Peace Cookies”).
So I was beyond excited to hear 1. that Dorie had come out with a new book, and, 2. It was about contemporary French cooking. Dorie is one of those cookbook authors you can just trust. As they say (ad naseum) on “Top Chef,” she stands behind her dishes, and she is careful about what she includes in her books. Careful that the recipes are correct, do-able, and intriguing enough to get you to try them.
Like Dorie, I am a Francophile. I think it’s because Paris was the first foreign place I ever visited (when I was 22). I remember the plane taxi-ing to the gate at CDG and looking at the airport workers swarming around and thinking “They all speak French!” It was an epiphany and a revelation wrapped in an awakening. It made a deep impression on my Midwestern psyche.
Paris feels different. It smells different. The light is different And God knows it tastes different. It’s old. It’s stylish but in a timeless way that is maddeningly hard to deconstruct. Bien sur, it’s romantic (has anyone else formed their idea of a perfect birthday inspired by the end of “Something’s Gotta Give”?). It’s magical. And since French Women Don’t Get Fat, well, let’s all eat a la francaise!
So fun to read what will be coming next – can’t wait. 🙂
I just got this book and have been perusing it. Soooo many recipes to try. I will be interested in what you choose to cook and post.
The light IS different. Really different. Such a beautiful city.
During a trip with two girlfriends one had a birthday, which we celebrated at Le Grand Colbert, the restaurant in the movie.
Sadly, I have never been off the continent. I’ll have to make do with your descriptions, Kate. I’ve been loving your blog. Maybe someday soon I’ll have time to try a recipe! As “they” say, keep up the good work!
Thanks Darcie! I can only hope to be as good as you — at cooking and blogging and pictures!
I’m hoping that I get this cook for christmas!
I just got the Amazon email promoting this book, and it was a “look inside,” which I did. The last time I ordered a cook book, I promised DH I would not order another cookbook ever, prompting him to email me back, stating that it was the biggest lie I’d ever told him…..(the others involved shoes.)
Is this a ‘recommend?’ The index looks fabulous, as does your tart. I’m trying to taper off, before they stage an intervention ….
I have this book and I love it! I am gluten free and there are tons of gluten free recipes in the book, or ones that can be easily adapted to be gluten free.
I made one of Dorie’s recipes from Around My French Table and posted it on my blog; here’s a link in case anyone would like to see something adapted from her book:
Elana they look great!