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Suggestions for French cookbook as a gift

 
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lou_31



Joined: 11 Dec 2004
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Location: Palo Alto, CA

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:44 pm    Post subject: Suggestions for French cookbook as a gift Reply with quote

I would like to buy a French cookbook for a couple as a wedding present - she is French and he is Anglo-Italian, but speaks French. The trouble is, I don't know any good French cookbooks! Any suggestions for something gift-appropriate from the French readers here?
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charlsy



Joined: 08 Aug 2006
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Location: France, Bordeaux

PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess it all depends on what they would like ? a practical book, a beautiful book ? I guess I can shamelessly recommand one, of the beautiful variety, but with interesting recipes. It's called "Cueillez, c'est prĂȘt", and the idea is to use fresh produce as much as possible, plants, flowers, vegetables, mushrooms, nuts, herbs, you name it. I do mention it because my brother took most of the pictures, many of the outdoor shots in our own ancestral woods, near the Perigord ! But the pictures are really georgeous, and the recipes are original.
here is a link to the amazon site
http://www.amazon.fr/Cueillez-cest-pr%eat-Marianne-Paquin/dp/2842775325/ref=sr_11_1/171-5328627-3624218?ie=UTF8
There is also the "Larousse du chocolat", by Pierre Hermé, and all the books he published. You can find them on amazon.
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Alisa



Joined: 29 Sep 2004
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Location: Paris, France

PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As charlsy said, it depends on what type of book you are looking for. BUT my most favorite new French cookbook, at the moment, is "Tentations" by Philippe Conticini, published by Marabout.

It is so beautiful! It is also: full of wonderful, inspiring recipes; quite large 28cm x 41cm (11" x 16") which makes it a coffee table book as well as a cook book.

It is NOT: A classic old French cookbook (but there are clear references to the past, in a very modern way).
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