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Best French Cookbooks

Recommendations from 18 articles, Jennifer Gunter.
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1 book cover
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1
A Cookbook
Julia Child - 1983-09-12 (first published in 1961)
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For over fifty years, New York Times bestseller Mastering the Art of French Cooking has been the definitive book on the subject for American readers. Featuring 524 delicious recipes, in its pages home cooks will find something for everyone, from seasoned experts to beginners who love good food and long to reproduce the savory delights of French cui...
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My Paris Kitchen
Recipes and Stories [A Cookbook]
David Lebovitz - 2014-04-08
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A collection of stories and 100 sweet and savory French-inspired recipes from popular food blogger David Lebovitz, reflecting the way Parisians eat today and featuring lush photography taken around Paris and in David's Parisian kitchen.It’s been ten years since David Lebovitz packed up his most treasured cookbooks, a well-worn cast-iron skillet, an...
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The Escoffier Cookbook book cover
The Escoffier Cookbook
For Connoisseurs, Chefs, Epicures Complete With 2973 Recipes
Auguste Escoffier - 1969-06-01 (first published in 1921)
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An American translation of the definitive "Guide Culinaire," the classic guide to French "haute cuisine," the "Escoffier Cookbook" includes weights, measurements, quantities, and terms according to American usage. Features 2,973 recipes....
Around My French Table book cover
Around My French Table
More than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours
Dorie Greenspan - 2010-10-08
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When Julia Child told Dorie Greenspan, “You write recipes just the way I do,” she paid her the ultimate compliment. Julia’s praise was echoed by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, which referred to Dorie’s “wonderfully encouraging voice” and “the sense of a real person who is there to help should you stumble.” Now in a big, personal, and...
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The French Laundry Cookbook
Thomas Keller - 1999-11-01
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2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of the acclaimed French Laundry restaurant in the Napa Valley—“the most exciting place to eat in the United States” (The New York Times). The most transformative cookbook of the century celebrates this milestone by showcasing the genius of chef/proprietor Thomas Keller himself. Keller is a wizard, a purist, a ma...
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Let's Eat France!
1,250 specialty foods, 375 iconic recipes, 350 topics, 260 personalities, plus hundreds of maps, charts, tricks, tips, and ... you want to know about the food of France
François-Régis Gaudry - 2018-10-16
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Named a Best Food Book of the Year / Best Book to Gift by the New York Times Book Review, National Geographic, Houston Chronicle, The Guardian, Real Simple, and more There’s never been a book about food like Let’s Eat France! A book that feels literally larger than life, it is a feast for food lovers and Francophiles, combining the completist virtu...
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The French Market Cookbook
Vegetarian Recipes from My Parisian Kitchen
Clotilde Dusoulier - 2013-07-02
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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 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 t...
Larousse Gastronomique book cover
Larousse Gastronomique
The World's Greatest Culinary Encyclopedia, Completely Revised and Updated
Librairie Larousse - 2009-10-13 (first published in 1976)
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Larousse Gastronomique has been the foremost resource of culinary knowledge since its initial publication in 1938. Long revered for its encyclopedic entries on everything from cooking techniques, ingredients, and recipes to equipment, food histories, and culinary biographies, it is the one book every professional chef and avid home cook must have o...
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Dinner in French
My Recipes by Way of France
Melissa Clark - 2020-03-10
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New York Times star food writer Melissa Clark breaks down the new French classics with 150 recipes that reflect a modern yet distinctly French sensibility.Just as Julia Child brought French cooking to twentieth-century America, so now Melissa Clark brings French cooking into the twenty-first century. She first fell in love with France and French fo...
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French Country Cooking
Meals and Moments from a Village in the Vineyards
Mimi Thorisson - 2016-10-25
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A captivating journey to off-the-beaten-path French wine country with 100 simple yet exquisite recipes, 150 sumptuous photographs, and stories inspired by life in a small village  Readers everywhere fell in love with Mimi Thorisson, her family, and their band of smooth fox terriers through her blog, Manger, and debut cookbook, A Kitchen in France. ...
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Tasting Paris
Clotilde Dusoulier - 2018-03-20
Paul Bocuse by Paul Bocuse
Rustic French Cooking Made Easy by Audrey Le Goff
French Patisserie by FERRANDI Paris
A Kitchen in France by Mimi Thorisson
The Art of French Pastry by Jacquy Pfeiffer, Martha Rose Shulman
Le répertoire de la cuisine by Louis Saulnier
My France by Rachel Khoo
Bistronomy by Jane Sigal
Grand Livre De Cuisine by Alain Ducasse
Paul Bocuse's French Cooking by Paul Bocuse
Barefoot in Paris by Ina Garten
Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple by Jacques Pépin
Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain
In the French Kitchen with Kids by Mardi Michels
Simple French Food by Richard Olney
Alexandre Gauthier by Alexandre Gauthier
Michel Guérard's Cuisine Minceur by Michel Guerard