Everyday French Cooking Cookbook Review

Everyday French Cooking Cookbook Review

Title: Everyday French Cooking: Modern French Cuisine Made Simple
Author: Wini Moranville
Published: April 12, 2022, Harvard Common Press
No. of Pages: 272
Cover Price: $30.00 Paperback, $14.99 Kindle

As a fan of everything French, I was excited to review Wini Moranville’s Everyday French Cooking: Modern French Cuisine Made Simple
. This excellent cookbook did not disappoint; rather, it has been moved to the top of my personal list of favorite French cookbooks (out of several dozen on my shelf). Moranville is not afraid to put her personality in the notes at the beginning of each recipe, and that adds to the charm of the cookbook as well as the understanding of specifics of the recipes. The recipes are excellent, and are for dishes that almost everyone will actually want to make and eat. Moranville has included classic French dishes (many made easier than the classic techniques), as well as some new, unique dishes that are distinctly French, but are not as well known or have been created by her using French ingredients and techniques.

Most of us use boneless, skinless chicken breasts for quick dinners – they are inexpensive and good – and Moranville has included enough recipes for them to keep us making them for weeks. Of course there are also exceptional recipes using pork, beef, lamb, beans, lentils, and other favorite ingredients. Moranville are also mouthwatering recipes for pastas, soups, stews, salads, mains, and desserts. Readers will want to try new French recipes for the next few months.

The only drawback to this cookbook is that there isn’t a photograph of each dish. The photographs that are included, however, are beautiful and will make for mouthwatering reading. The prose is well-written and makes this book worth curling up in a corner and reading cover to cover.

The recipes are organized and easy to follow. Even beginners will be able to prepare picture perfect dishes. Highly recommended.

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

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