The French Market Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes from My Parisian Kitchen

The French Market Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes from My Parisian Kitchen

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by Clotilde Dusoulier
     
 

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Cook from the farmer’s market with inspired vegetarian recipes—many of which are gluten-free and dairy-free—with a French twist, all highlighting seasonal produce.
 
Beloved ChocolateAndZucchini.com food blogger Clotilde Dusoulier is not a vegetarian. But she has, like many of us, chosen to eat less meat and fish, and is always

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Cook from the farmer’s market with inspired vegetarian recipes—many of which are gluten-free and dairy-free—with a French twist, all highlighting seasonal produce.
 
Beloved ChocolateAndZucchini.com food blogger Clotilde Dusoulier is not a vegetarian. But she has, like many of us, chosen to eat less meat and fish, and is always looking for new ways to cook what looks best at the market. In The French Market Cookbook, she takes us through the seasons in 82 recipes—and explores the love story between French cuisine and vegetables.
 
Choosing what’s ripe and in season means Clotilde does not rely heavily on the cheese, cream, and pastas that often overpopulate vegetarian recipes. Instead she lets the bright flavors of the vegetables shine through: carrots are lightly spiced with star anise and vanilla in a soup made with almond milk; tomatoes are jazzed up by mustard in a gorgeous tart; winter squash stars in golden Corsican turnovers; and luscious peaches bake in a cardamom-scented custard. With 75 color photographs of the tempting dishes and the abundant markets of Paris, and with Clotilde’s charming stories of shopping and cooking in France, The French Market Cookbook is a transportive and beautiful cookbook for food lovers everywhere.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
09/15/2013
Award-winning food blogger Dusoulier's new cookbook defies categorization, in a good way. Her 90 vegetarian recipes—appetizing creations such as tomato mustard tart, leeks vinaigrette, and ratatouille tian—are distinctly French yet light on animal products. Many call for healthful ingredients such as almond butter, chickpea flour, and seaweed flakes but never seem overtly "healthy." Perhaps even more impressive, the book exudes Parisian charm without relying on stereotypical photographs such as those of baguette-toting beauties on bicycles. VERDICT Organized by season and peppered with tips on how to select and store vegetables, this cookbook will excite readers looking for substantial vegetarian meals they can feel good about eating.
Publishers Weekly
08/12/2013
Flexitarian blogger Dusoulier (Chcocolate and Zucchini) presents her second cookbook, a volume of vegetarian recipes inspired by "the love affair between French cuisine and vegetables." Without much introduction, Dusolier jumps right into a seasonal division of fresh, whole-food recipes, including lists of "Produce to Play with…" for at the start of every chapter. Vibrant photographs throughout highlight the textures, colors, and simplicity of Dusolier's fare, and will inspire readers to either cook or book a trip to France. Dusoulier celebrates the spring with a recipe adds prunes and pine nuts into Swiss chard pie—a marriage of fresh greens with crisp pastry. For summer, there is the gluten-free, chickpea-flour based zucchini and apricot socca tart. She suggests stuffing mushrooms with plums and hazelnuts or, on the sweeter side, a pear and chestnut cake for autumn's harvest, and spelt and vegetable pilaf or an updated Alsatian dessert, chocolate berawecka, in winter. A final chapter focuses on kitchen "essentials," such as various tart dough, from yeast-raised spelt to a fast olive-oil pastry; bechamel sauce, with instructions for a vegan version; and vegetable stock. Though most recipes include diary and/or eggs, Dusolier otherwise successfully takes on the notoriously difficult mission of merging the vegetarian diet with the French cuisine. (July)
From the Publisher
“Vegetable dishes at their brightest and most imaginative! Clotilde adds a touch of surprise to every recipe. Who needs beef in shepherd’s pie when you can have lentils and broccoli? Not Clotilde . . . and now not moi.”
—Dorie Greenspan
 
“ ‘Food blogger’ doesn’t do Clotilde Dusoulier justice. True, she’s amassed a cult following with her pioneering website, but she’s also a journalist with her finger on the pulse of Parisian culture—and an expert and wholly original cook. With its delicious, vegetable-driven take on French cuisine, The French Market Cookbook is a triumph of all Dusoulier brings to the table, as enlightened and joyous as the woman behind it.”
—Dan Barber

“Coaxing out each ingredient's true, rich flavor remains the book's greatest triumph … Dusoulier's refreshingly simple, yet comprehensive, manual urges that we go to the market to "be surprised and seduced by the ingredients," to which we answer "oui."”  
 —Saveur.com
 
“We know the French have a way with butter, cheese and wine, but they're also supertalented with preparing green beans, eggplant and cabbage. And while "healthy French food" may sound like an oxymoron, Clotilde Dusoulier, who lives in Paris and writes the blog Chocolate and Zucchini, promises veggies don't have to be doused in cream or mixed with a pile of pasta to taste delicious.”
– Oprah.com, The Best Cookbooks of Summer 2013

 
“Dusoulier, you may know, is the wildly popular blogger behind Chocolate and Zucchini, and with her charming new book she is showcasing, as the subtitle puts it, “Vegetarian Recipes From My Parisian Kitchen.” She’s a flexitarian these days, but with the cookbook she wants to show readers how to coax flavor out of the best locally grown, seasonal fruits and vegetables without relying on meats (mock or otherwise) or heavy amounts of cheese or even too many carbs.”
– Washington Post

“90 seasonal recipes that work magic with produce available from your local farmers.”
– DailyCandy
 
“These recipes achieve a simple elegance that underscores, without overwhelming, the natural perfection of seasonal ingredients.” 
- Boston Globe

“If you can’t make it to France this summer, The French Market Cookbook by Clotilde Dusoulier will teach your Union Square spoils to speak francais. No heavy white sauces or elaborate steps here, just regional, ingredient-driven, rustic-elegant fare … Get the taste of jealousy out of your mouth with cherry-rose compote or peach clafoutis, ooh la la.”
– Edible Manhattan
 
“One doesn't generally think of French cuisine as being vegetarian-friendly, yet vegetables are front and center in Clotilde Dusoulier's French Market Cookbook. In this charming new vegetarian cookbook, the Chocolate & Zucchini author highlights seasonal, meatless dishes that anyone can love.”
– TheKitchn.com
 
“This clever book is arranged by season and inspires pangs of longing in anyone who has ever gone to a produce market in Paris.”
– France Magazine
 
"Vibrant photographs throughout highlight the textures, colors, and simplicity of Dusoulier's fare and will inspire readers to either cook or book a trip to France."
– Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307984838
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
07/02/2013
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
290,963
File size:
20 MB
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Meet the Author

CLOTILDE DUSOULIER is the creator of the award-winning food blog ChocolateAndZucchini.com, and the author of the cookbook Chocolate & Zucchini and the guidebook Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris. She lives in Paris, France.

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The French Market Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes from My Parisian Kitchen 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book as a gift for my mom, who lived in France for a number of years in the '80s with my father, and who has recently been trying to cook more vegetarian meals. This book did not disappoint! So far, my mom’s favorite recipe to cook is the chickpea galette (socca), as my mom cannot have gluten and this calls for chickpea flour. Upon sampling the socca - something I’ve had plenty of times - I was pleasantly surprised by the addition of cumin, which Clotilde added to the recipe. My mother has made other recipes from this book, as well, and we’ve all enjoyed each one. As to the previous reviewer’s comments, I have yet to run into any flavor combinations that I find displeasing. And for the sables, Clotilde clearly instructs that the dough should be rolled between two sheets of parchment paper to a thickness of 1/3 inch - perhaps the reviewer missed this part. I highly recommend The French Market Cookbook. This book is a favorite for both of my parents, and a copy will be making its way to my kitchen very soon!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I made the mistake of buying this book in the e-book format. This format has small pictures and huge text that sits on the page in a way making it difficult to read. The content is excellent...well written stories, tips, and cultural notes along with wonderful recipes. I subsequently bought the paperback version in order to fully enjoy this beautiful cookbook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These recipes are off. I do a lot of French cooking and fresh market ingredient cooking and I just don't get these flavor combinations...and some directions need to be revised...sables need to be pressed down before baking so they spread a little, etc. Sorry...not for me or my clients !