Book Reviews

Cookbook share-“Country Cooking in France” by Anne Willan

I received Anne Willan’s cookbook Country Cooking France as a purely unintended gift from my first ever piano teacher and dear family friend, Mike (he’s actually mentioned in my first blog post  as he was the person to get me hooked on the idea of traveling to Europe, even as early as the age of 11). Mike is a lover of many things but especially the cultural arts, cooking, and France. He lives back in my hometown of Philadelphia and apparently as the story goes (as relayed to me through my mom), he was so looking forward to purchasing this cookbook and although it is expensive ($50) he decided to treat himself to it one day. After buying said book, he came home only to discover shortly after he already owned it (it was buried underneath papers and books on his piano bench). He bought it at Borders after they had announced they were closing their stores so unfortunately for him, all sales were final, but fortunately for me I lucked into a gorgeous new cookbook as he gave it to my mom and me. Needless to say, I can’t wait for an especially cold weekend in January when all I’ll want to do is stay inside and cook from it. Here are a few of the many beautiful images found throughout it:

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    December 20, 2011 at 3:02 am

    I love the photos in that cookbook. I may have to add it to my list of wants!

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    the red headed traveler
    December 20, 2011 at 3:31 am

    It’s a beautiful cookbook and the recipes don’t look “too” difficult (nothing compared with Mastering the Art of French Cooking). Even for people who don’t cook, it’s a great coffee table book since there’s a lot of other content in it besides recipes 🙂

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