Bistro Cooking by Patricia Wells

Bistro Cooking

byPatricia Wells

Paperback | January 11, 1989

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Bistro is warm. Bistro is family. Bistro is simple, hearty, generous cuisine-robust soups and country omelets, wine-scented stews and bubbling gratins, and desserts from a grandmother's kitchen. Researched and written by Patricia Wells, author of The Food Lover's Guide to Paris and The Food Lover's Guide to France, together with over 220,000 copies in print, here is a celebration of the no-nonsense, inexpensive, soul-satisfying cuisine of the neighborhood restaurants of France.

BISTRO COOKING contains over 200 scrumptious bistro recipes made lighter and quicker for the way we cook today. Warm Poached Sausage with Potato Salad. Benoit's Mussel Soup. Guy Savoy's Fall Leg of Lamb. Beef Stew with Wild Mushrooms and Orange, Chicken Basquaise, Pasta with Lemon, Ham, and Black Olives, L'Ami Louis' Potato Cake, Provencal Roast Tomatoes, Pears in Red Wine, and Golden Cream and Apple Tart.

Throughout, lively notes and sidebars capture the world of bistro owners in the kitchen, les grands chefs, and more. Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. Winner of the 1989 IACP Seagram Food and Beverage Award. Over 166,000 copies in print.

About The Author

Patricia Wells, for more than two decades the restaurant critic for The International Herald Tribune, is the author of the award-winning Bistro Cooking, as well as more than a dozen other books. She also runs a successful cooking school in both Paris and Provence, where she and her husband have lived for more than 30 years.

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Title:Bistro CookingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 7.44 × 0.81 inPublished:January 11, 1989Publisher:Workman Publishing Co

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0894806238

ISBN - 13:9780894806230

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Introduction: Bistro as a Way of Life

LES HOR D'OEUVRES, POUR VOUS METTRE EN APPETIT

Appetizers, First Courses, and Palate Teasers

LES SOUPES ET LES POTAGES DU JOUR

Soups of the Day

LES SALADES DU MARCHE

Market Basket Salads

LES PATES

Pastas

LES LEGUMES DE SAISON

Seasonal Vegetables

LES POMMES DE TERRE

Potatoes

LES OEUFS, LES FROMAGES, LES TERRINES, ET LES TARTES

Eggs, Cheese, Terrines, and Tarts

LES POISSONS ET LES FRUITES DE MER

Fish and Shellfish

LES VOLAILLES

Poultry: Chicken, Duck, Guinea Hen, and Rabbit

LES VIANDES, LES ROTIS, ET PLATS DU JOUR

Meats, Roasts, and Daily Specials

LES DESSERTS MAISON

Homemade Desserts

BASICS

Pastries, Bread Dough, Sauces, and Stocks

When in France

Index

From Our Editors

Chosen Cookbook of the Year (1989) by USA Today and selected as an Editor's Choice for the year's top books by Publishers Weekly, Patricia Wells's Bistro Cooking celebrates the return to warm, generous cuisine. Here are over 200 recipes inspired by the neighborhood restaurants of France--adapted and tested for the American table. 2-color photos and illustrations throughout

Editorial Reviews

“She really taught me modern, simplified French cooking. I discovered that book when I was really just getting serious about cooking. It was the time, it was the place, it was her voice. She understood French cooking and could tell me, an American, how to make it taste like it tastes in Paris, and I love that.”
—Melissa Clark