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I Know How to Cook
I Know How to Cook | Ginette Mathiot
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The bible of French home cooking, Je Sais Cuisiner, has sold over 6 million copies since it was first published in 1932. It is a household must-have, and a well-thumbed copy can be found in kitchens throughout France. Its author, Ginette Mathiot, published more than 30 recipe books in her lifetime, and this is her magnum opus. It's now available for the first time in English as I Know How to Cook. With more than 1,400 easy-to-follow recipes for every occasion, it is an authoritative compendium of every classic French dish, from croque monsieur to cassoulet. Clear, practical and comprehensive, it is an essential guide to the best home cooking in the world: no cuisine is better than French at bringing the very best out of ingredients to create simple, comforting and delicious dishes. The recipes have been carefully updated by a team of editors led by Parisian food writer Clotilde Dusoulier, to suit modern readers and their kitchens, while preserving the integrity of the original book. The great reputation of I Know How to Cook has been built over three generations by the fact that it is a genuine cookbook: each recipe has been cooked many times, and because it is used by domestic cooks rather than chefs. And with its breadth of recipes and knowledge of techniques, I Know How to Cook doesn?t just teach you how to cook French, it teaches you how to cook, period. In the tradition of Phaidon's other culinary bibles, The Silver Spoon, 1080 Recipes and Vefa?s Kitchen, I Know How to Cook offers menus by celebrated French bistro chefs at the end of the book, including recipes by Daniel Boulud and Francois Payard.
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I'm always the one who gets stuck making our #dinnerfortwo - probably because my SO's culinary skills only extend as far as switching on the oven!
This is the holy grail of cook books as far as I'm concerned. It's a mammoth book and the only one you'll ever need on your bookshelf.
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LeahBergen I love the cover! 2y
Mdargusch Good to know about. I usually just get my recipes from Pinterest now but sounds like a good one. 2y
mabell How cool! Is it similar to Joy of Cooking? 2y
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Reviewsbylola I love that cover!!!!! 2y
emilyhaldi Wow it‘s beautiful and has good recipes?! Only cookbook I‘ll ever need?! SOLD!!! 2y
Cinfhen I love finding new cookbooks and this one sounds 🙌🏻💕will definitely check it out 2y
PagesOfKate I've never read joy of cooking @mabell but I had a quick look at the blurb on here. Joy of Cooking seems quite different in terms of the inspiration behind the recipes but similar in scope. Seems a good read- I'll have to take a look. 2y
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