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Book Review: French Country Cooking

You guys know I just love my cookbooks. French Country Cooking: Meals and Moments from A Village in the Vineyards is more than just a cookbook – it’s a beautifully illustrated trip through the French countryside, with so many engaging stories to give historical flavor to the recipes inside.


The publisher’s blurb:

What I thought of the book:

I have long been a fan of Julia Child. Mom would watch her show each week, and I am lucky enough that she gave me her copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, complete with fingerprints and butter stains. When I was given the chance to try out this book, I jumped at it, and I can say there has definitely been no disappointment! This book is put together with love and artistic flair. It is simply lovely to look through, interesting to read the different stories, and the recipes are easy to follow, even for someone with very little experience in French cooking. The ingredients are listed with both metric and Imperial measurements, so no having to convert and wonder if you did it correctly!

If you have a lover of culinary arts on your gift list, or someone who is a complete francophile, or even someone who would love to try out new things in the kitchen, this would be a perfect gift. Of course, don’t forget yourself!


**I was sent this copy from Blogging For Books in exchange for my fair and honest opinion.**



Syd is a Midwestern girl who doesn’t think the term “girl” is sexist in the least – especially after she left her 20s. She holds a huge love for history (from WWI through the end of WWII, Victorian, Regency, and Elizabethan eras), some science fiction, and likes to pass the time reading, working with photography and needlework, and writing things. Lots of things. Syd likes to dance, too, but she looks like an utter goob doing so!

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