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Chocolate and Zucchini: Daily Adventures in a Parisian Kitchen

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2007

    Food, stories, photos and friends

    Two of my favourite things in the world are food and books, so Clotilde's delightful combination of recipes and stories to accompany them is my idea of the perfect cookbook. Her photography adds an extra layer of appeal, with fresh, sharp photos of the recipes, and glimpses into 'her' Paris. The photos of produce at market stalls and outdoor shots of Paris will have people wishing they were there. The recipes are well-laid out and well-referenced, methods are easy to follow, variations and substitutions are noted and wine pairing suggestions are also given. I'm sure this is one cookbook what will be used over and over again. There are recipes for all occasions, from quick, simple snacks to sophisticated dinner party dishes, and lots of delicious everyday recipes as well. The essence of Clotilde's recipes is that they are enjoyable to make and to eat, especially when shared with family and friends. The first recipe I'm cooking out of my new favourite cookbook? The Chocolate and Zucchini Cake, of course!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2007

    A delight

    Sadly I'm disappointed that I did not get an autographed copy of Chocolate and Zucchini while Clotilde was in New York. When you have a three year old and no babysitter, it is not pleasant for anyone to make that three year old wait in line for anything! My unautographed copy :-( arrived yesterday. I skimmed through it quickly - reading the recipe titles, scanning the beautiful pictures, reading a bit here and there..now it sits on my bedstand - and I've started to read a few pages every night - I will savor the words as I do a Saveur magazine - reading a little every night to enjoy and inspire me. It is like a mini vacation reading this book (the same way I feel about Saveur). The recipes are unique with a few expected recipes here and there but overall it is a beautiful book crammed with exotic recipes, tantalizing descriptions and witty tales. I am going to buy several copies as gifts for my friends and nieces. This book is a must have for any cook, baker, or lover of fine writing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2007

    Wonderful book on light and decadent Parisian life and cooking!

    Several months ago I came across the Chocolate and Zucchini blog in my search for something else entirely. I read the first post 'which I forget now'... and fell head over heels! I have tried several of Clotilde's recipes and they are fantastic! I was also excited to learn she would have a book coming out and kept the release date on my calendar. This week I was fortunate enough to pick it up and attend the book signing at The French Library in Boston. The book is amazing. Like she mentioned at her book signing, she goes into much more detail about her food habits and passion, preparing for dinner parties, food shopping, etc. There are 70+ recipes in this book, only five coming from her blog - so as to not disappoint long time fans of the blog. Not only is she an impressive writer and food artist/cook, but she is an excellent photographer. During the book signing, her photos were displayed as a slide show on a large screen. She has taken all the photos in her book and for her blog too! This book is a definite Must-Have!

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  • Posted December 27, 2009

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    Solidly dependable and delicious

    This is one of the best-tested cookbooks in my kitchen. The recipes always turn out delicious food that never lasts long. The Gateau de Mamy has become a household staple.

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