The Country Cooking of France [NOOK Book]

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Renowned for her cooking school in France and her many best-selling cookbooks, Anne Willan combines years of hands-on experience with extensive research to create a brand new classic. More than 250 recipes range from the time-honored La Truffade, with its crispy potatoes and melted cheese, to the Languedoc specialty Cassoulet de Toulouse, a bean casserole of duck confit, sausage, and lamb. And the desserts! Crêpes au Caramel et Beurre Sal (crêpes with a luscious caramel filling) and Galette Landaise (a rustic ...
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Overview

Renowned for her cooking school in France and her many best-selling cookbooks, Anne Willan combines years of hands-on experience with extensive research to create a brand new classic. More than 250 recipes range from the time-honored La Truffade, with its crispy potatoes and melted cheese, to the Languedoc specialty Cassoulet de Toulouse, a bean casserole of duck confit, sausage, and lamb. And the desserts! Crêpes au Caramel et Beurre Sal (crêpes with a luscious caramel filling) and Galette Landaise (a rustic apple tart) are magnifique. Sprinkled with intriguing historical tidbits and filled with more than 270 enchanting photos of food markets, villages, harbors, fields, and country kitchens, this cookbook is an irresistible celebration of French culinary culture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452107677
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 3/23/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 935,734
  • File size: 65 MB
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Meet the Author

Anne Willan is an award-winning cooking teacher, food writer, and the author of more than 30 cookbooks. She operates La Varenne, her esteemed cooking school, at Chateau du Fey in Burgundy, France.

France Ruffenach is a San Francisco-based photographer, whose work also includes Tartine.

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  • Posted April 10, 2009

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    One of the best French cookbooks in my collection! A must have!

    This is one of the most comprehensive volumes on French country food that I have come across. The photography is beautiful and embodies the the soul of this world renowned cuisine. All of the food groups are represented, and there are enough recipes to last you quite a while. Do not pass this book up! It should be part of everybody's cookbook collection. The photos, the recipes, the depth, the insight, everything is practically perfect!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2007

    Marvelous addition to French cooking references

    Many years ago, I remember reading through cookbooks. Anne Willan's La Varenne, named for her cooking school, offered tremendous insight into technique applied to based French dishes, and I learned much from it. So I was delighted this Christmas Eve day to receive a review copy of her new book, The Country Cooking of France. There are many books on French country cooking, and, yes, you'll find Salade Niçoise and Pot-au-Feu, but she pulls in many recipes that I hadn't heard of - for example, Galettes Bretonnes au Sarrasin, or Breton buckwheat galettes, in which buckwheat crepes can wrap around such fillings as ham, cheese, or egg (and I'll be trying these tomorrow morning, as we're having ham tonight, and I'll want to do something with the leftovers). There's Turbot Vallée D'Auge (turbot with apple and cider sauce), the Burbundian cheese puff called Gougères, and Salade Tiède de Pommes de Terre, Saucisse À L'Ail (warm potato salad with garlic sausage). The book is beautifully produced - hardback with great photography by France Ruffenach. The only fault I can find is that when I opened the back cover, it started to come away from the spine, which might have been a singular defect, but at a list price of $50 it is a shortcoming that should not be tolerated. All in all, a marvelous new text from someone who deeply understands French cooking and how to write and structure a useful cookbook.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    My favorite cookbook

    I love this cookbook. The recipes are very clear and concise. (Used a couple, already) The information Anne Willan includes about the French cooking and country way of life is very interesting and entertaining to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    Owlstar

    Can you join owlclan? wing res one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    Tigerfrosts kinship torn by s. ~Chaper one. A new litter~ chaper2next result

    Tigerkit: Brown shekit with lighter brown spots and a black underbelly with icy blue eyes; Creekkit: Dark brown tabby tom with icy blue eyes; Frostfur(mother of creekkit and tigerkit): A white shecat with a light grey tail, paws and belly and amber eyes; Hawkfrost(father of creekkit and tigerkit.): A darkbrown tabby tom with icy blue eyes. Cats outside of the forest: Owlclan. A hudden clan with mixed rouges, loners and some lot cats from a old clan long ago... three other clans r with owlclan, fireclan, deathclan, and fernclan. CHAPER ONE. I blinked open my eyes and i heard a squeak right in my tiny ears," mom shes opened her eyes! Oh there icy blue like mine!!" WHOA! Creekkit seemed bigger than i thought he was. A white hecat padded from the corner of the nursery and had a shiny stone in her mouth. She dopped the stone and rushed over to us," ur eyes..... there perfect! And open!" She voice was sounded out by the loud purr coming out of her throat. "U two can explore and maybe try to find ur father but if hes eating u better leave him alone!" Moms voice slowly died away. We didnt stay to hear it all. As we ran around camp we couldnt find dad!" Hmmmm moma said tht dad looked like me" creekkit squeaked. I helded in a mewwwo of laughter, of course there father looked lie a fluffy brown kit! But then a huge tom with te same icy blue eyes stood over us. He dd look like creekkit but he had many battle scars. I saw somehing in his eyes... pride? Warmth?" Hello my children. I see u look far alike me but oh tigerkit tigerkit... ur fur is so rare and unsheath those clawa both of u. Ah see creekkit rs are like ur mothers sharp but small.." i could sence creekit got offended by tht comment, " but oh my sweet strong daughter... ur claws are like a tigers! Now u see how u got ur name" hawkfrost padded off and left camp. Of course creekit wanted to see the medcat den.. hes been so into herbs and the stars since the day we were kitted. I couldnt be in a smelly old den with herbs and dust. Id rather be out in the forest hunting fish swimming in the river clawing those minnow brained shadowclan cats or the tiny rabbit chasers or those cheesy thunderclan cats tht r full of them selfs. One day i want to be leader, i want to be tigerstar leader of riverclan! And maybe creekjit can be my deputy or if things r going the way they r he might just be my medcat.. after us bugging almt every warrior frostfur shooed us back to our ests to sleep. I had a dream i was in a dark forest and hidding in a bush. I saw dad and two other toms standing there ad they both looked scary. one toms name was brambleclaw the other was there father tigerstar! I have herd tales of tigerstar and now i see where eles i aldo go my name. I herd brambleclaw say," no Tigerstar. Id protect thunderclan and not kill to reach the top. Ill do it with honor" and with tht he left. My father agreed to rule all the clans and to change brambleclaws mind. When i awoke in my nest i padded to my father." Dad.. why did u name me?" Usually he purr and tell me why but now he snarled and hissed out," Why wake me now! Its only moonhigh! U lil furball" i snarled back" its dawn father.. DAWN every one eles in the clans awake!"i unsheath my long tigerlike claws and held them up to my fathers face," now get up u FISH FACE!" But i saw somehing in my fathers eyes... at first it was fear then it was pride.how could he be proud! I just disrepected him and the code! After this life was never the same. NEXT RESULT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2010

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    I love this cookbook!!

    This is a great book, I get excited when ever I make a recipe from it because I know it's going to be delicious. I was very happy to see the informational pages about animals, produce,cheeses and vendors in her town that she features throughout the book. The recipes are straight forward and intermediate difficulty. You don't need to know fancy knife cuts to use this cookbook.
    This cookbook has helped me take my French cooking to a new and delicious level.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2007

    A reviewer

    Easy to use recipes with a great variety of food to choose from

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