French recipes

Salmon Niçoise Salad with Olive Vinaigrette

Salmon Niçoise Salad with Olive Vinaigrette

Salmon Niçoise Salad with Olive Vinaigrette, Apres All Day: 65+ Cozy Recipes to Share with Family and Friends. Photography by Ren Fuller.

Apres All Day: 65+ Cozy Recipes to Share with Family and Friends

For ski bums and non-skiers who enjoy the snow, here is a cozy winter cookbook of 65+ hearty recipes, plus beautiful photography that captures the après-ski culture and mountain town life.

Après-ski is more than just an afternoon beer in the lodge. It’s an opportunity to gather with friends and family over delicious food and drinks during the cold winter months.

This cozy cookbook invites home cooks of all levels to embrace the après culture all season long, whether they’re the first skier on the slopes in the morning or a nonskier who prefers to snuggle up by the fireplace.

There are recipes for every meal—because yes, you really can “après all day”—including Apple Pie Oatmeal as pre-ski fuel, Tater Tot Nachos, a.k.a. “Tatchos” for an indulgent snack on the couch, Classic Beef Stew with Cheesy Garlic Bread for a family potluck, and a well-deserved Kitchen Sink Skillet Cookie to end the day.

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Chocolate Macarons

Chocolate Macarons

Chocolate Macarons, In Love with Paris: Recipes & Stories From the Most Romantic City in the World by Anne-Katrin Weber. Photography by Julia Hoersch.

In Love with Paris: Recipes & Stories From the Most Romantic City in the WorldIn Love with Paris is an irresistible combination of 50 mouth-watering sweet and savoury recipes and heart-melting love stories.

Take a culinary walk through the city of love and its most romantic spots, and enjoy classic French cuisine, from croque madame and coq au vin to madeleines and lemon tarts.

Immerse yourself in the city that inspired writers and photographers like Victor Hugo, Ernest Hemingway, Francis Scott Fitzgerald and Victor Doisneau, and visit the iconic locations of films like The Lovers on the Bridge and Amélie.

In Love with Paris will make you fall in love with Paris—again and again.

In Love with Paris: Recipes & Stories From the Most Romantic City in the World is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca.   (more…)

The Le Bristol Paris Negroni

The Le Bristol Paris Negroni

The Le Bristol Paris Negroni, The Negroni: A Love Affair with a Classic Cocktail by Matt Hranek.

The Negroni: A Love Affair with a Classic Cocktail

A CENTURY AGO THE COCKTAIL ACHIEVED PERFECTION when, according to legend, Count Camillo Negroni asked his bartender in Florence to stiffen an Americano by replacing the soda water with gin.

The world never looked back. With its cosmically simple 1:1:1 ratio, its balance of bitter and sweet, its pleasant kick, its aura of sophistication, the Negroni has bewitched cocktail lovers ever since.

Perhaps none more so than Matt Hranek, who intones this love song to his favorite drink and offers a curated collection of recipes, both the classic and dozens of variations, deviations, and delicious reinterpretations. (more…)

Clafoutis

Clafoutis

Clafoutis, The Forager’s Pantry: Cooking with Wild Edibles by Elen Zachos. Photography by Douglas Merriam.

The Forager's Pantry: Cooking with Wild Edibles by Ellen Zachos

Many home cooks want to experiment with wild foods and explore new flavours, but don’t know where to start? The Forager’s Pantry was written for you.

This comprehensive and accessible book by Ellen Zachos takes readers through spices and herbs, flowers, fruit, greens, nuts and seeds, tubes and roots, and mushrooms, showing how some of the best ingredients come from nature itself.

The Forager’s Pantry is for any home cook, chef, or foodie who wants to incorporate foraged flavors into their everyday cooking.

This guide will start with individual ingredients before going into techniques, preservation, and master recipes, making foraged food both accessible and delicious. This book is for the adventurous home cook just waiting to get started—combine new foods with familiar staples, explore wild ingredients, and bring new life and excitement to your cooking. (more…)

Crème Caramel

Crème Caramel

Crème Caramel, Vietnamese: Simple Vietnamese food to cook at home by Uyen Luu.

VietnameseIn Vietnamese, Uyen Luu demonstrates that Vietnamese food is just as easy to whip up as a bowl of pasta—all you need is a good bottle of fish sauce and a little enthusiasm! She shares 80 of her tastiest recipes—some traditional, some with a modern twist—using ingredients that are available at your local supermarket.

Recipes include noodle soups, salads, family-style sharing plates, one-pot wonders and dinner-party showstoppers, which are all easy to prepare, adapt and enjoy. The recipes are impressive yet simple: try the Caramelized pork belly with coconut milk and cavolo nero, Seabass, tomato & dill soup or Avocado tossed ramen with sweetcorn and tinned tuna in sweet soy sauce & mint and Crème Caramel.

Vietnamese is filled with fuss-free, delicious recipes that are quick to prepare, and will have you eating Vietnamese meals on a regular basis.
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Chunky Vegetable Soup

Chunky Vegetable Soup

Chunky Vegetable Soup, Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple by Jacques Pépin. Photography by Tom Hopkins.

Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple

You don’t need a kitchen brigade, decades-honed skills, or expensive ingredients to cook and eat like master chef Jacques Pépin.

Just like the rest of us, he doesn’t always have as much time or energy as he’d like to put together a satisfying meal. So, he came up with Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple, 250 recipes for surprisingly achievable, impressive fare.

Covering homemade staples and every course, with tips for kitchen tools and equipment, pantry staples, and techniques to simplify and improve every dish you make, this foundational, classic collection is essential for every busy home cook who refuses to eat poorly.

Dine on the Braised Short Ribs in Red Wine Sauce that Jacques is proud to serve, prepared in under an hour. Or, for healthier fare, Suprêmes of Chicken with Paprika comes together in under thirty minutes. Originally published as The Short-Cut Cook, this revised edition is a testament to Jacques’ timeless food and advice and now includes beautiful photographs.

Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Classic French Onion Soup

Classic French Onion Soup

Classic French Onion Soup, Flavorbomb: A Rogue Guide to Making Everything Taste Better, copyright 2020 Bob Blumer / Appetite Books. Photography by Suzi Q. Varin.

Bob Blumer Flavorbomb

You keep a running list of restaurants you go to for your favourite flavourbombs—a vibrant, pungent Caesar salad, extra crispy garlic fries, or a spicy puttanesca pasta maybe. You might even be able to articulate exactly what it is about those dishes that you find so addictive. But when you try to reproduce the same flavours at home, you find yourself falling short. If any of the above sounds familiar, this book is for you.

For the past 25 years, Bob Blumer has eaten his way around the globe, travelling millions of miles in search of culinary adventures and inspiring foods for three TV series and six cookbooks. Along the way, he’s broken eight food-related Guinness World Records, competed in some of the most outrageous food competitions on the planet, cooked alongside countless amazing chefs, and sampled every local street food imaginable at ramshackle carts, hawker stalls, and night markets from Italy to India.

These collective experiences have formed the backbone of Bob’s cooking in ways that culinary school can’t begin to teach. In Flavorbomb he channels everything he has gleaned into recipes and practical tips to help you create bold, stimulating flavours, that will leave those you cook for in a state of bliss. Prepare to become a rock star in your own kitchen.

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Sunday Roast Chicken

Sunday Roast Chicken

Sunday Roast Chicken, A Parisian Bistro: La Fontaine de Mars in 50 Recipes by Cécile Maslakian. Photography by Delphine Constantini.

A Parisian BistroWelcome to the lively atmosphere of La Fontaine de Mars, a Parisian bistro founded in 1908, nestled in the heart of the French capital. As soon as guests pass through the heavy red curtain, they are captivated by the spirit of a place that has lovingly preserved the traces of its past.

Checkered tablecloths, vintage objects, earthenware tiles, and delicious dishes in generous portions await. Here, you can discover glorious recipes, such as Cassoulet, Porcini Mushroom Pâté., and Strawberry-Pistachio Sabayon, and see the colourful history of La Fontaine de Mars unfold before your eyes.

Neighbourhood regulars, savvy tourists, celebrities (including Robert De Niro, who contributes a foreword, and Mick Jagger), American expatriates, and figures from the world of fashion all frequent this legendary address.

A Parisian Bistro: La Fontaine de Mars in 50 Recipes is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Raspberry Charlotte

Raspberry Charlotte

Raspberry Charlotte, French Pastry at the Ritz Paris by François Perret. Photography by Bernhard Winkelmann.

French Pastry at the Ritz Paris

Welcome to the universe of François Perret, pastry chef at the Ritz Paris. Savour sumptuous pastries and cakes: the famous honey madeleine, or the Poire BelleHélène en cage, and explore too this legendary hotel on the Place Vendome.

Perret writes about his inspiration for his top ten creations, and then five haute pâtisserie desserts are each interpreted in three different variations: as an appetizer (la touche), as a main dessert, and as a light, sweet finishing flourish (la sucrerie).

The book concludes with Perret’s favourite: marble cake nestled in its pretty box stamped with the name of the famous hotel; the dessert unveils itself like a precious gem.

French Pastry at the Ritz Paris is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca.

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White Chocolate and Raspberry Macarons

White Chocolate and Raspberry Macarons

White Chocolate and Raspberry Macarons, Macarons: 65 recipes for chic and delicious treats by Annie Rigg and Loretta Liu. Photographs © Ryland, Peters & Small.

Macarons: 65 recipes for chic and delicious treats by Annie Rigg and Loretta LiuStylish, picture-perfect and delicious, macarons are the ultimate in pretty sweet treats.

Adaptable to any colour scheme or flavouring, these delicate little fancies make the perfect gift or centrepiece for a smart afternoon tea. This gorgeous book gives you step-by-step instructions on how to master the basic macaron recipe so that you always get a crisp exterior, chewy cookie, and flavoursome filling.

Flavours to enjoy include salted caramel, pistachio, lemon, cappuccino, cherry and chocolate, malted milk chocolate, and raspberry and passion fruit.

Once mastered, you can try your hand at the beautifully decorated macarons, from pandas to flowers, caterpillars to Chinese lanterns, bumblebees to tennis balls, these stunning and playful designs will delight and thrill at any occasion.

Macarons: 65 recipes for chic and delicious treats is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)