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First published in the 1970s to critical acclaim Richard Olney's "Simple French Food" follows in the tradition of the writing of Elizabeth David and ...Show synopsisFirst published in the 1970s to critical acclaim Richard Olney's "Simple French Food" follows in the tradition of the writing of Elizabeth David and Jane Grigson, and Grub Street are re-issuing this classic work in the same format and size as "Elizabeth David Classics" and "Charcuterie and French Pork Cookery". In "Simple French Food" he gives us the best of cuisine bourgeoise: the food that is cooked daily in French households where the tradition of eating well has never been lost. His recipes include hearty soups, vegetable gratins, terrines, pates, fish stews, ragouts, daubes, and sweet tartes.Hide synopsis
Description:Good. ix, 433 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. Includes illustrations....Good. ix, 433 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. Includes illustrations. Includes index. Dust Cover Missing. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. A tradition of southern quality and service. All books guaranteed at the Atlanta Book Company.
Description:ISBN 0689105754. Hardback. First Printing. Very Good condition...ISBN 0689105754. Hardback. First Printing. Very Good condition book in a Very Good condition dustjacket with vertical crease down front interior flap, minor rubs and creases around its edges. Tight, sound, unmarked copy.
Description:Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 0689105754. Stated Second...Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 0689105754. Stated Second Printing, November 1974 on copyright page. With drawings by the author scattered through the book and a foreword by James Beard. Richard Olney (1927-1999) was an American-born painter and writer who focused on French country cooking. This is an attractive copy of his second French cookbook. Mr. Olney also wrote 'The French Menu Cookbook' and 'Yquem'. ---In full ivory cloth-covered boards with titling in blue on cover, in red on spine; publisher's red topstain & blue endpapers. ---Volume is clean, bright and firm inside and out, but with spotting to red topstain & slight soiling to textblock edge. Dust jacket bears author portrait on back flap & orig. $12.50 flap price; in nice shape but for slight yellowing at edges, and with minor tears at edges. Jacket in removable archival mylar protector.; Small 4to 9"-11" tall; viii, 433 pages.
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 ...
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 ...
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