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CUISINE OF THE SUN: CLASSICAL FRENCH COOKING FROM NICE AND PROVENCE (Fireside Cookbook Classics) Paperback – September 15, 1990

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Product Details

  • Series: Fireside Cookbook Classics
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone (September 15, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671708694
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671708696
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,053,414 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
From the blurb, Mireille Johnston was born in Nice [naturellement] and educated in France and the USA. She translated the script for the classic film "The Sorrow and the Pity" - directed by Marcel Ophuls - and also hosted a superb series on regional French cooking that was shown here in Canada on TVO (TV Ontario, a publicly-funded educational network).
This easy-to-follow cookbook includes the classic Nicoise recipes such as bourride (creamy garlic fish soup),soupe de pistou (vegetable soup flavoured with pesto (basil paste)), hors-d'oeuvres such as anchoiade (anchovy and garlic spread), pan bagna (classic sandwich with tomatoes, anchovy fillets, and a bit of tuna, etc.), pissaladiere (onion tart), tapenade (anchovy, olive, garlic, and capers spread), salads such as salades blanches (warm bean, cauliflower, and potato salad dressed with a spicy vinaigrette), salade de haricots verts (warm green bean salad with a vinaigrette composed of crushed garlic, good vinegar and olive oil, and salt and pepper), the classic "salade nicoise" (includes tomatoes, cucumbers, lima beans, purple artichokes, green or red peppers, onions, hard-cooked eggs, anchovy fillets (again!
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Format: Hardcover
I thought I'd given up on buying more cook books. I rarely follow a recipe exactly, anyway. But a friend of mine has this book and has introduced me to some of the most amazing tastes. Tonite we had pasta with walnut sauce...just walnuts ground with olive oil and garlic, I think...but MARVELOUS!
Most are faily simply recipes, but just delicious.
It's a cook book I can't be without.
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Mireille Johnston has in some simple, subtle manner captured the Mediterranean area of France through its cooking and social/cultural food habits. She is a very good, engaging writer and the recipes are generally simple and easy to execute. The Cuisine Of The Sun works for the advanced home cook and will work well for the novice. It's the perfect cookbook for those who like Italian food but want to branch out and for those who like French food but feel a bit intimidated. Really wonderful.
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Format: Paperback
I gave this book to a very good cook -- who could well be a chef given the dinners she is able to plan and prepare for dozens of people. She just wrote me an excellent review of this book.

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Was just thinking about you. A book you gave me, Cuisine of the Rose, gave me some great inspiration for a vegan four course dinner I made the other night. I love this about old books--they predate when vast supply chains made everything-grocery tediously available. So though neither this book nor the region is vegetarian, the hilly Nicoise region, home to sheep and goats but not cattle, is free of the heavy dairy that influences much of French cooking to the north, and with the bounty of sunshine it instead relies very much on plant-based complexity. Thank you again!

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Made me feel good about Johnston, my friend and the gift itself. :)

Robert C. Ross
August 2016
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Format: Paperback
ordered paperback "gift ready" copy. Received a hard copy with yellowed edges hardly gift ready,. but since for self ok with as not want to deal with exchange process.
But concerns about accuracy, make any future orders unlikely
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If you cook French, this is as important an addition to your kitchen library as Julia, Monique or Larousse Gastronomique.
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