Country-style cooking is the simple, tasty food served in French homes and small family restaurants. Fresh vegetables and fruits, dairy produce, and the very best meat, poultry, fish and seafood play an essential role.
This book brings together a fabulous selection of over 60 authentic recipes from all over France, that evoke the traditional flavours of this rich and diverse cuisine. The preparation and presentation of these recipes is uncontrived and uncomplicated and suitable for a variety of occasions, from family meals to formal entertaining.
Many traditional favourites are included, such as French Onion Soup, Salad Nicoise, Moules Marinieres, and Toulouse Cassoulet, as well as less well-known but equally delicious dishes, such as Potato Salad with Sausage, Courgette and Tomato Bake, and Lentils with Bacon.
There is also a wide range of desserts and pastries including a luscious Lemon Tart and a wonderfully rustic Apple Tart that is simplicity itself to make, as well as the classic Creme Caramel.
This evocative and authentic volume brings to life the true flavours of the real France. Beautifully illustrated with over 280 photographs, including easy to follow step-by-step instructions and glorious coloured pictures of every finished dish, it is a delectable collection of recipes as diverse as the people and regions from which they originate.