Provence has always held a special place in the hearts, minds, and kitchens of the English-speaking world.
Anyone who has ever set foot in the Parisian bistros Allard, Benoit, and Aux Lyonnais will recognize many of the dishes in Bistro: Classic French Comfort Food.
When one cracks open the big Cooking School: Mastering Classic and Modern French Cuisine by Alain Ducasse et. al.
“A visual feast as well as a gastronomic one . . .
“. . . French Bistro is a book worth owning.
“RÔTIS is a book for armchair cooks that will send you into food reveries for hours and make you wish you had been born French. . . .
French cuisine, or at least the cooking of it, intimidates a lot of people.
When Meryl Streep portrayed Julia Child in the film Julie and Julia last year, Americans rediscovered French cooking.