Diane Rossen Worthington & Maren Caruso
Simon & Schuster, 2004 (2004)
Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
Rich onion soup topped with bubbling Gruyere cheese, crisp-skinned roast chicken, fresh salade nicoise, silky chocolate mousse – stylish yet simple, and always satisfying, the French way of cooking is a source of endless inspiration in the kitchen.
ouldn't put it better myself.
offers more than forty recipes - old classics and new ideas. The luscious photos will have you reaching for your apron and potholders. Aside from the dishes mentioned in the quote, you might want to try
Steak Au Poivre
bristling with black peppercorns. And who doesn't love French fries? Well, learn to make them the real way – the French way.
. Elegant. Speaking of elegant, try the
. All the tips you need to make the perfect soufflé are here. Go for it. The
Carmelized Onion Tart
started me salivating. Can't you just taste those sweet carmelized onions?
egetables your thing? Try
Roasted Asparagus with Hazelnut Oil Vinaigrette
Haricots Verts with Shallot and Lemon
. Personally, I love a good potato, and there's
, a potato gratin, divine. I first had
in a hotel in Dublin in 1970, a wonderful introduction to a delicately flavored fish. I have tried it in many places since and have not quite matched the first one. I think this cookbook's recipe will give me back that wonderful flavor. How about
? First tasted that in Old Bookbinder's Restaurant in Philadelphia. The only bad thing was running out of bread to sop up the wonderful dregs at the bottom of the bowl. The recipe for this looks more than palatable - just be sure to serve excess bread.
his cookbook is like a trip down memory lane for me. First had
in a hotel in Atlanta. Have loved them ever since. Always good. But this recipe for Coquilles looks better than good. Or
, which I tried many times in various eateries in Ireland. My late husband was addicted to that dish. He would have loved this one, I think -
Grilled Entrecote with Mushroom Ragout
. Combine filet mignon with Roquefort cheese? Wow.
Filets Mignons with Roquefort Sauce
'm going out to lunch with friends in a few minutes. I may chew on the steering wheel on the way.
is, without a doubt, a wonderful source, which needs to be on your cookbook shelf. From
, it covers a gamut of dishes to satisfy everyone.
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