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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!!, February 14, 2005
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This review is from: Barefoot in Paris: Easy French Food You Can Make at Home (Hardcover)
I adore and respect this author so much. Follow her show on the Food Network and recommend all her books to people all the time.

Unlike many Americans who profess to know France and her food, the author is the real McCoy, going so far as to have a home there.

Her books are easy to read and her recipes are full of nothing but the freshest items, along with easy to follow directions.

Watch her show on the Food Network and one quickly sees that she isnt afraid to be human. She 'oops' when she has flour flying, or something misses the bowl, just like the rest of us. She makes it fun to try new foods.

This is a book that goes well with the best seller Why French Women Don't Get Fat.

As for the recipes, I love the Blue Cheese Souffle on page 50 that is simple and delicious. Mussels in White Wine on page 68 is something living here in California is a treat to make. And loving cauliflower like I do her Cauliflower Gratin on page 156 is a recipe I make a lot, even though I admit the one I make is a tad different. And anyone who loves true French food should approve her Brioche Loaves on page 92. I use Brioche for my bread pudding. And her Boeuf (Beef) Bourguignon recipe is like the one I have used for decades and is a winner, and on page 120. Go back a few pages to 113 and another favorite of mine is Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic. Garlic mellows as it roasts so do not fear a sharp bite. Lastly her dessert section is wonderful simply because the desserts are not heavy, but refreshing and a perfect end to a meal.

PS: The photos are perfect and if I do say so the author and her husband look like newlyweds and so in love, which is such an added treat.
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