Simple French Food "For twenty years Richard Olney's Simple French Food has been one of my greatest sources of inspiration for cooking at Chez Panisse." Alice Waters "I know this book almost by heart. It is a classic of honest French cooking and good writing. Buy it, read it, eat it." Lydie Marshall "I need this new edition badly because ...
Simple French Food "For twenty years Richard Olney's Simple French Food has been one of my greatest sources of inspiration for cooking at Chez Panisse." Alice Waters "I know this book almost by heart. It is a classic of honest French cooking and good writing. Buy it, read it, eat it." Lydie Marshall "I need this new edition badly because Simple French Food is the most dog-eared, falling-apart book in my library. Here it is newly bound to enrich one's life." Kermit Lynch, author of Adventures on the Wine Route "Simple French Food has the most marvelous French food to appear in print since Elisabeth David's French Provincial Cooking...The book's greatest virtue is that the author...really teaches you to cook French in a way I've never seen before. Here you acquire the methods, the tour de main, the tricks that are the heart and essence of French food, unforgettable once acquired in this book because of their logical, well-explained presentation." Nika Hazelton, The New York Times "I am unable to find an ad equate adjective to express my enthusiasm...I find Simple French Food marvelous. I have never read a book on French cuisine that has so excited and absorbed me." Simone Beck
Like many people I think Olney's book is one of the very best cookery books available. I've had a copy for many years and its falling apart. Simple French Food is well written in an engaging style, and Olney not only communicates how to prepare food well and with respect, he often imparts why a particular dish is historically important. Many modern celebrity chefs owe their fame to rewriting Olney's work as their own. Everyone should own and use this book.
Jun 30, 2011
That's all I have to say!!! all of his books are so worthwhile that you cannot go wrong with any of them!
Patricia A G
Apr 14, 2011
If you are interested in the selection, preparation and presentation of food this book is both efficient and thorough.
Olney draws distinctions between simplest and classic dishes, and gives wonderful surround to the recipes. I made his rabbit with red wine, and found it excellent. This is much more than just a French cookbook.
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