By Anne Willan
Well known for her cooking tuition in France and her many best-selling cookbooks, Anne Willan combines years of hands-on adventure with vast study to create a new vintage. greater than 250 recipes diversity from the generic los angeles Truffade, with its crispy potatoes and melted cheese, to the Languedoc uniqueness Cassoulet de Toulouse, a bean casserole of duck confit, sausage, and lamb. And the cakes! Crpes au Caramel et Beurre Sal (crpes with a luscious caramel filling) and Galette Landaise (a rustic apple tart) are magnifique. Sprinkled with interesting historic tidbits and choked with greater than 270 spell binding images of nutrients markets, villages, harbors, fields, and nation kitchens, this cookbook is an impossible to resist social gathering of French culinary tradition.
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