Dinner Chez Moi: 50 French Secrets to Joyful Eating and Entertaining
This book was an absolute joy to read. Elizabeth Bard shows how anyone can incorporate a little bit of French flair into their eating and dining habits. I liked the fact that this wasn’t just a cookbook–it was full of tips and ideas as well as recipes. I loved reading about the experiences the author had while living in France, most of which were told with humor and affection.
The recipes included in Dinner Chez Moi are straightforward and easy to follow. I personally loved the hint about cooking leeks with a little mustard and cream. This is now one of my favorite side dishes. I also loved the “After-School Madeleines,” which make a great sweet snack and cook in less than fifteen minutes, perfect for mornings or afternoon and not just for children. Speaking of children, parents will no doubt appreciate the section devoted to the eating habits of French children. The differences in tastes and traditions make this a must for anyone interested in food. All in all, it’s the perfect book for those who want to know more about the French lifestyle.
Little, Brown and Company