Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Time-Life Books; 1st edition (1968)
Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.4 x 0.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #1,646,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #65 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Regional & International > European > Hungarian #74 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Regional & International > European > Polish #7805 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Cooking Education & Reference
This is the just the best cookbook I have in my large collection. I prize this as highly as my Keith Floyd books.M.F.K.Fisher brings authentic French recipes to life in an easy to follow way that are still relevant and mouth-watering. She acquired her knowledge of French cooking whilst living in the South of France and in this book, Julia Childs was brought in as a consultant.The book was created in 1968 and the photography within the book is fantastic; it shows the French sourcing and enjoying their provisions in a typical French way of life that is sadly missing from today's society. My favourite photo has to be of a boy eating with delight and the caption reads: "Four-year-old Jean-Baptiste Goethals, on a Sunday picnic, bites into a snack with a snap to it: buttered bread topped with radishes. The open-faced radish sandwich is an acquired taste - best acquired at an early age."YumIf you are serious about gastronomy you need to have a copy of this cookbook. I cannot look at this book without getting hungry.
Between MFK Fisher and Julia Child, I can't go wrong. I love this vintage edition of the Time/Life series and have it among the few go-to books in a large collection of lesser-used cookbooks. I've read and enjoyed many of Fisher's books, and this old-but-new-to-me hard-bound copy is wonderful to have. Like Child, Fisher believed in simple preparation of fresh, simple ingredients.
This book is part of a collection from the 1970's of Time Life-Foods of the World. This is the handbook which contains all the recipes from the larger hardback book.
I looked forward to this book with much anticipation being a huge fan of the author MFK Fisher. Unfortunately, the binding was cracked and had separated from the book covers. I don't understand why the seller would have fold a book in such poor condition.
I did not receive the Cooking of Provence hardback book that I ordered. I received 4 spiral bound recipe books instead. These were companion books to the original series of Time-Life books that featured the cuisines of various countries and regions.
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