A Table Cookbook Review

A Table Cookbook Review

Title: A Table: Recipes for Cooking and Eating the French Way
Author: Rebekah Peppler
Published: April 6, 2021, Chronicle Books
No. of Pages: 304
Cover Price: $29.95 Hardcover, $9.99 Kindle

Rebekah Pepper knows her French food, as evidenced in her cookbook, A Table: Recipes for Cooking and Eating the French Way. This cookbook is amazing! Almost everyone loves French food, and in this cookbook, Peppler has included not only recipes, but information on the way to eat it and generating the unique atmosphere by doing it right.

This cookbook has so many mouthwatering dishes, that anyone who wants to cook a lot of French food will be kept busy for months. There are also gorgeous photographs of most of the dishes, which makes it tempting to cook more dishes than needed for a single dinner. For those who are serious about creating a real French ambience, there are dozens of recipes for aperitifs and other spirited drinks. This excellent cookbook includes starters and mouthwatering appetizers. It also has plenty of main dishes as well as side dishes and beautiful, tempting desserts.

The recipes are written in an easy-to-follow style, and most (there are a few involved recipes) are easy enough for novice and experienced cooks to prepare picture-perfect dishes at home. The book includes several French stand-by recipes such as Potatoes Anna, Gratin Dauphinois (a.k.a. French Scalloped Potatoes), French Onion Soup with Cognac, and Daube de Boeuf. There are also photos and suggestions for platters for entertaining.

All told, This is a beautiful and exciting cookbook. It makes a perfect addition to a good cookbook collection, and would make a good gift for a wedding or birthday. This one will be well-used.

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

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