Chef Q in Paris - The Fall Collection Book Review

Chef Q in Paris - The Fall Collection Book Review

Title: Chef Q in Paris: The Fall Collection
Author: Didier Quemener
Published: August 22, 2016, Velvet Morning Press
No. of Pages: 82
Cover Price: $16.99 Paperback, $7.99 Kindle

It’s always fun to have a cookbook written by a chef who is not only good at what he does, but also has enough charisma and personality that it shows through in his writing. This is definitely the case with Didier Quemener, and his book, Chef Q in Paris: The Fall Collection. The stories and vignettes in the book are fun to read, and make for a nice book even when you’re not cooking.

Most of the recipes in this book are ones that you will actually want to make; the pictures are excellent and there is a picture of every dish. The recipes are easy to follow and well-written. The only drawback to this book is that it is so short, and has very few recipes. It is, however, priced as if it is a full cookbook, so the value really isn’t there.

The first recipe I made is the Cod and Bacon in Papillotte with Tomatoes; it was incredible, and is easy enough that it will be made again and again. There’s something about serving a cute packet of yummy food that seems to appeal to everyone. The Damson Plum Crumble with Honey and Almond is a plum lover’s dream, and is good reason to cheat on the diet. Other recipes in the queue are the Fig and Prosciutto White Pizza and the Iberico Pork Loin with Rose and Wild Rice.

All told, this is a fun, albeit short, cookbook with some excellent, easy-to-follow recipes. If good value isn’t important, and the recipes are appealing (and how could they not be), it’s a good one to add to your recipe collection.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this cookbook.

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Chef Q in Paris: The Fall Collection

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