Sunday, October 24, 2010

Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan

You know the old adage, “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.”  Well, go ahead.  I give you permission.  Just look at that cover, it is a thing of beauty, as is the whole book. 

When Dorie Greenspan came out with Baking: From My Home to Yours, I didn’t hesitate to get it, even though I don’t bake.  And I was not disappointed, I’ve even managed to bake one or two things from it.  So, when I saw the title of her new book, Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours, I practically swooned, because if it’s one thing I adore it’s the French.  I want to be French, I want to tie my scarves effortlessly, always look pulled together, and now, I want to cook like them. 

And again, this book does not disappoint.  But to say that it doesn’t disappoint, is an injustice; this book is soooo far from “does not disappoint.”  It is a treasure, a joy, a gorgeous hunk (weighs almost 5 pounds) of book.  A coffee table book that you can really cook from!! 

The quote on the cover from Ina Garten reads, “I’ll be working my way through every easy, delicious recipe.”  I’m with you Ina.  And if you’d like to join me and Ina and a bazillion other bloggers, head over to French Fridays with Dorie and sign up! 

Some things I can’t wait to make:  Goat Cheese and Strawberry Tartine, Chicken in a Pot:  The Garlic and Lemon Version (Cover Recipe), Salmon with Basil Tapenade, Cauliflower-Bacon Gratin…really I must stop there, lest I copy the contents of the entire book. 

 

You know you want it!:

11 comments:

Big Dude said...

Can I deduce from this that you like this cookbook? :-) The cover picture sure looks good.

Joanne said...

My copy finally arrived and I'm so excited! I want to cook EVERYTHING in it.

Lea Ann said...

I agree, that cover is especially enticing. Heading over to the site, along with the crowds.

Nancy/n.o.e said...

I've made (but not yet blogged) about half a dozen recipes from the book and enjoyed them all! The best things about Dorie's books are the clarity of her instructions, imo. Can't wait to see what you prepare.

Velva said...

Awesome cookbook! I have yet to discover it but, will plan too.

La Table De Nana said...

I am coveting it also:)

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

I have been waiting for reports on this book, not that I had any doubts. I am making coq au vin today! But after seeing the cover of the book, I am tempted to leave it whole! What a great picture.

Tins and Treasures said...

I love to look at cookbooks (and pictures of Smudge).

Does this one have lots of pics inside? I think I might just order it!

Have a relaxing Sunday ~Natalie

food for thought said...

oh yeah, this looks fab, off to check into it now~

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Hi Pam ~ I was thinking of posting about the book next week because my copy just arrived yesterday. I completely agree with your assessment of Dorie's new book.

There are so many recipes I want to try (some new, some classics --- but refreshed with Dorie's touch and tips so they don't feel like the same old, same old.)

Last week I joined French Fridays with Dorie, too. Can't wait to make my first cook along recipe.

xo~m.

P.S. I'm half-French... can't tie a scarf smartly around my neck to save my life, but keep trying I will! :D

Kim said...

Pam - I agree. This book is one to be treasured. I hope this means that I'll be seeing lots of French food every Friday!