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!: