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October 19th, 2020

Pasta Cream Bean Dream from Ainsley Harriott's Meals in Minutes

A really nice fast dinner. We love what the Brits call runner beans, and the French call haricots coco plat, and we learned to eat as snijbonen in the Netherlands. I used full-fat crème fraîche. And... read more >

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The Best Ever French Cooking Course

By Carole Clements, Elizabeth Wolf-Cohen
Hermes House - 2002

December 23rd, 2009 (edited 8th December 2017)

This is one of my favorite cookbooks. I don't understand why it's not better known and more popular. It's full of classic French recipes, well explained and well illustrated. Many favorite recipes here.

24aug12: I have been given (and will pass along to a friend) a book called French Food and Cooking by the same authors, same publisher, new ISBN (1846814154). I've turned the pages and they are the same book inside. A search for the ISBN leads to Simple French Cooking by Clements only, which may or may not be the same book yet again.

Inside French Food and Cooking, it says the book was previously published as The French Recipe Cookbook, which is not the title I own and first saw. Ah, but I now see that mine has the same statement.

A search for French Food and Cooking by title at amazon.co.uk turns up a book with the same title and cover, but another ISBN altogether!

What on earth is going on with this?

8dec17: Have seen this book with yet another title. Bizarre.