Essentials: French Cookbooks

La crème de la crème for your kitchen

Julia Child

A bewildering array of cookbooks confront buyers at any given bookstore. Some feature gorgeous photography, while others claim to be authoritative and encyclopedic. How is a would-be chef to deal with so many dazzling and expensive choices?

I’ve been cooking for over forty years. I got my first cookbook for my tenth birthday. It featured recipes from…

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Luisa Perkins

Luisa Perkins

Novelist, foodie, francophile. Top Writer in Books. My Patronus is our corgi, Moneypenny.