Paris Picnic Club: More Than 100 Recipes To Savor And Share by Shaheen PeerbhaiParis Picnic Club: More Than 100 Recipes To Savor And Share by Shaheen Peerbhai

Paris Picnic Club: More Than 100 Recipes To Savor And Share

byShaheen Peerbhai, Jennie Levitt

Hardcover | April 3, 2018

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“Charming . . . Home cooks will delight in the creative array of meals . . . The recipes here are fun, fresh, and perfect to share with friends.” —Publishers Weekly

Delicious recipes from two chefs who cooked up a community as well as a meal.

Winner of the Pacific Book Award—Best Cookbook!

Every Friday for a year in a small town tucked into the hillsides south of Paris, Shaheen Peerbhai and Jennie Levitt made a delicious picnic-style meal for their friends, and it grew into a clandestine pop-up restaurant, serving much-anticipated lunches to eighty hungry guests. Soon they moved their picnic club to parks and hidden spots across Paris. In this charmingly illustrated book, Shaheen and Jennie offer a collection of their flavorful recipes, taking inspiration from the diverse cuisines of Paris. You’ll delight in eclectic small plates and sharing platters, abundant tartines, creative drinks, indulgent desserts, and more—to savor and share in your favorite picnic spot or at your dinner table.

Shaheen Peerbhai is a chef, teacher, and writer who has worked in Mumbai, Paris, and London at establishments ranging from terroir-driven bistros to Michelin three-star restaurants. She has been awarded prestigious scholarships from The Culinary Trust and The James Beard Foundation that turned her cooking school dreams into a reality, ...
Title:Paris Picnic Club: More Than 100 Recipes To Savor And ShareFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.98 inPublished:April 3, 2018Publisher:Sterling EpicureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:145492036X

ISBN - 13:9781454920366

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hits The Mark If you were in Paris on a Friday and were looking to have lunch near Versailles, then Friday Lunches, the Paris Picnic Club was your go-to option. In an attempt to capture the spirit of those picnic meals, and which later grew into dinner parties, the Paris Picnic Club book was created. The idea is to create an easy casual fun meal you could eat anywhere. Using locally sourced ingredients and cooking to order they created packed baskets of delicious meals to share in parks or anywhere in the city. The food is all designed to be as welcome on a picnic blanket as they would be on a formal dinner table. The introduction not only explains the concept of the Paris Picnic Club but also goes on to explain their concept of cooking, cooking in France, and the pantry essentials required. The recipes themselves are separated into unique categories including: Small Plates Sharing Platters Bread, etc. Tartines Desserts Drinks Le Pique-Nique Basic Recipes The first recipe chapter, Small Plates, features recipes which might be found in a wine bar in Paris. These are plates to share with others while enjoying a glass of wine. The next chapter Sharing Platters, for sharing with larger crowds. Other recipe categories are fairly self-explanatory. Le Pique-Nique is a few picnic-style lunch ideas, supper menus and a list of favorite picnic spots around Paris. The basic recipes category gives you several recipes you will need for things like stock and other ingredients for the recipes in the book. Hits The Mark If you want to create the French experience, this is the book you will want. The recipes may draw from other influences as well but they do maintain that French “je ne sais quoi”. It was somewhat disappointing that there were no photos of any of the finished results but the hand-drawn ingredients sprinkled throughout were lovely. I also found it odd that the chapter with the menu suggestions is at the end, rather than the beginning, but that doesn’t detract from the joy of the book. See the full review and the recipe for Pain De Mie at The RecipesNow! Reviews And Recipes Magazine. This review is written in response to a complimentary hard copy of the book provided by the publisher in hopes of an honest review.
Date published: 2018-04-17

Editorial Reviews

“In this charming cookbook, Peerbhai and Levitt share lunch recipes from their pop-up restaurant Paris, offering picnic-friendly fare alongside charming hand-drawnillustrations. Once readers get beyond the term “picnic”—only the most zealous of picnickers will bring to the park raw oysters with pickled rhubarb; aligot, a hot dish of mashed potatoes and stringy cheese; or meatballs in amalfitana sauce—they’ll find more than a few dishes that are sure to impress guests without much fuss. There’s homemade gravlax with a citrus vinaigrette, simple garlicky Escoffier potatoes, and pistachio and cherry financiers. Some dishes, however, require slightly more time and ingredients than would be feasible for a simple picnic lunch: foie gras with arugula, basil, fresh figs, Iberico ham, and butter croutons, for instance, or desserts that call for infusions of geranium leaves and tuberose flowers. Home cooks will delight in the creative array of meals that fall on the lighter side and are appropriate for impromptu as well as formal gatherings year round. The recipes here are fun, fresh, and perfect to share with friends.” —Publishers Weekly “If only we all had friendships like Shaheen and Jennie’s—ones focused on gathering people and cooking for them. In Paris Picnic Club, they’ve created a joyful reminder that great cooking is nothing without the sense of discovery and pleasure that you share with others. You’ll find yourself hopscotching in a playground of appealing recipes—make sure you don’t miss gems like the Cold-Oven Chicken, which is now a staple in my dinner repertoire.” —AMANDA HESSER, cofounder and CEO of Food52   “ Brimming over with seasonal produce, the recipes of Shaheen Peerbhai and Jennie Levitt blend classic technique with the diverse flavors of twenty-first-century Paris. A vibrant, eclectic cookbook that radiates modern French charm!” —ANN MAH, author of Mastering the Art of French Eating and The Lost Vintage   “ A heartwarming celebration of friendship and good food, this gorgeously illustrated book is brimming with fresh and approachable recipes.” —CLOTILDE DUSOULIER, author of Tasting Paris: 100 Recipes toEat Like a Local and the blog Chocolate & Zucchini   “ A beautifully illustrated celebration of the French table, both old and new, with many delicious recipes to inspire gatherings for years to come.” — JESSIE KANELOS WEINER, illustrator and coauthor of Paris in Stride: An Insider’s Walking Guide and illustrator and author of Edible Paradise