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Home cooks can enjoy a master course in French cooking with the revered Patricia Wells with this inspired cookbook that features fresh, delicious recipes from her much-coveted cooking classes in Paris and Provence
Since 1995, students have waited months and sometimes years, for the privilege of learning to cook with Patricia Wells at Chanteduc, her eighteenth-century Provencal farmhouse, and at her Parisian cooking studio. Now, the culinary legend invites home cooks into her life in France, making the recipes from her popular classes available to fans who dream of embarking on their own gastronomic adventure in the world's culinary capital.
Beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated with stunning color photos, The French Kitchen Cookbook is a compilation and reflection on what she and her students have learned: the satisfaction of preparing a perfect fruit tart; the pleasure of extracting a warm, fragrant, golden brioche from the oven; the giddiness of sharing a meal with a group of former strangers who quickly become lifelong friends.
Patricia's meticiously written recipes express the basics, rules that will help anyone become a better cook while providing the deep satisfaction that comes from creating exquisite food that expresses the best of fresh ingredients. Here are some of her best recipes for appetizers, desserts, and everything in between, dishes inspired by the vibrant Provençal countryside and the bustle of Parisian life, including Miniature Onion and Goat Cheese Tatins, Seared Duck Breast with Fresh Figs and Black Currant Sauce, Spaghetti with Pecorino and Pepper, and Apricot and Lavender Honey Sorbet.
"The French Kitchen Cookbook is about a way of life and a lifestyle of food and entertaining," Patricia writes "It is all about the joys of combining good food, good wine, and friends all together around the table--an experience, we can enjoy day in and day out, any time."