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This collection of recipes represents the French home cooking as passed down through generations of food-loving families. Inspired by their mother, who passed on the secrets of her native Normandy cuisine, the book has been put together by Michel and Albert Roux. Divided into twelve regional chapters, each introduction gives an overview of the region and its culinary traditions. Typical recipes follow and each chapter concludes with a list of ingredients indigenous to that area. The Roux brothers reinterpret the classic recipes of their traditional cuisine, passed down through generations of French food lovers. Divided into 12 distinct culinary areas, they select the best regional specialities and local delicacies. Ingredients are listed in French and English. Each region is represented by a selection of its most delicious recipes, beginning with a personal appreciation of the area, its wines, cheeses and food. The recipes are followed by a list of the ingredients in French and English that are peculiar to the region, enabling the visitor to recognize and make use of them. In "French Country Cooking", two of the world's most celebrated chefs and holders of the coveted three star Michelin awards, Albert and Michel Roux, return to the roots of their culinary art with the authentic, classic cooking of regional France. Over 150 traditional recipes, from the flavoursome and sustaining dishes of Provence to the most exquisite desserts of Champagne, along with 80 photographs, celebrate the diversity of this most prestigious cuisine. review >>>> French Country Cooking is a must for any francophile. The recipes on offer really are everything I imagine French country cooking to be; rustic and hearty mains such as Foie de porc rôti aux herbes (Roast pig’s liver with herbs), Salmis de palombes (Wood pigeon in red wine with bayonne ham) and Cassoulet de Castelnaudary, followed by beautifully delicate pastries and desserts. This tasty 1st edition approx 1300g packed for post, 256 crisp white pp, dj has repaired tear upper left corner.