From Paris direct to your table—the complete French cookbook for beginners
The French may not have invented cooking, but they certainly have perfected the art of eating well. In this definitive French cookbook that’s perfect for beginners, you’ll discover how to make the timeless, tasty cuisine served up at French dinner tables and in beloved bistros and brasseries.
Author François de Mélogue breaks down classic French cookbook dishes like Duck Confit with Crispy Potatoes, Bouillabaisse, and Coq au Vin into easy-to-follow steps perfect for the newcomer. Along the way, you’ll learn how to put together a cheese board any Parisian would be proud of, fry the perfect pommes frites, and pair food and wine like a pro. Let’s get cooking the French way! Bon appetit!
This essential French cookbook for beginners includes:
- Classic flavors—Discover more than 75 recipes you’ll love, from Steak Tartare to Tarte Tatin.
- A taste of Paris—Learn to shop like a Parisian and how to prepare 4 classic cocktails from the City of Light.
- Essential extras—Beyond French cookbook recipes, you’ll find 12 tips for souffle success, expert advice on how to make a pan sauce, and a guide to French wines.
Classic Parisian cooking comes home in this French cookbook for beginners.
François de Mélogue grew up in a traditional French household in Chicago, Illinois. He has more than 30 years of culinary experience that combines an in-depth knowledge of culinary history with his own signature French cooking style.
He lives in Vancouver, Washington, with his wife, Lisa, and nine-year-old son, Beaumont, who is the family saucier.