French Cooking for Beginners Cookbook Review

French Cooking for Beginners Cookbook Review

Title: French Cooking for Beginners: Simple and Delicious Recipes for French Food for Any Meal
Author: Claudine Pepin
Published: April 19, 2022, New Shoe Press
No. of Pages: 160
Cover Price: $14.99 Paperback

French Cooking for Beginners: Simple and Delicious Recipes for French Food for Any Meal is a cute little cookbook with recipes for several classic French recipes, as well as a few that are not quite as well known. The author, Claudine Pepin, daughter of famous television chef, Jacques Pepin. She has appeared with her father on television, and has won several awards, including Woman of the Year by the Academie Culinaire de France – Filiale des Etats Unis. With those credentials, one would expect her cookbooks to be excellent, and this one is.

Anyone who is a beginning French cook and doesn’t have a lot of cooking skills will be able to not only learn techniques to help them, but also to prepare delicious picture-perfect French dishes at home. The recipes are written in the traditional manner, and are easy-to-follow. The limited number of recipes could be considered a drawback, but the ones that are included are definitely appealing and will be dishes almost everyone will want to make and eat.

The photographs are beautiful, and there is a photograph of every recipe, which is important to most cooks, but especially necessary for beginners so that they can see what their finished product should look like.

This is a great book to add to a good recipe collection, and a good cookbook to start younger chefs out with so that they can learn the basics of French cooking. The recipes are mostly easy to make, but the end results are delicious. This one is highly recommended.

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

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