Everyday French Cooking

Modern French Cuisine Made Simple

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Pub Date 17 May 2022 | Archive Date 26 May 2022

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This is it! The everyday French cookbook you’ll truly cook from, night after night.

Grounded in the wisdom of classical French cooking, yet updated for today, Everyday French Cooking emphasizes easy technique, simple food, and speedy preparation of French cuisine without sacrificing taste.


Too often, French cooking evokes images of fine dining at ornate restaurants where a small army of chefs hover over sauces for hours, employing precision technique, special utensils, and obscure ingredients to craft elegant dishes. But this image of French cooking bears little resemblance to the way real French families eat. The French, like their American counterparts, want healthy and delicious food made quickly from easy-to-find ingredients using typical, everyday utensils.

From modern takes on classic French dishes—like fish meunière and boeuf bourguignon—to recipes for the kind of cooking found in typical French homes today, Everyday French Cooking goes beyond a typical cookbook to include engaging anecdotes, local color, and keen insights about French home kitchens, as well as tips, tricks, and shortcuts to make French cooking accessible to any home cook. Dozens of beautiful finished-food photographs will further inspire you to cook fresh, vivid everyday French food any night of the week.

Enjoy making, sharing, and savoring simple French recipes including: Melty Goat Cheese Salad with Honey and Pine NutsScallop Chowder with Fines HerbesAny-Day Chicken SautéSteak with Cherry and Red Wine SaucePork Chops with Mustard-Caper SauceSimple Beef Stew from ProvenceRoasted Salmon with Leeks, Wine, and GarlicClassic French PizzasStrawberry-Caramel Crèpes with Mascarpone CreamChocolate Pot de CrèmeLemon Curd Crème Brûlée Time-pressed cooks will especially appreciate the entire chapter of main-dish recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or less. Indeed, this book proves, again and again, that the joys of the French table are open to everyone. You can live modestly and cook simply, yet dine splendidly, night after night.
This is it! The everyday French cookbook you’ll truly cook from, night after night.

Grounded in the wisdom of classical French cooking, yet updated for today, Everyday French Cooking emphasizes easy...

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Publication date: May 17, 2022

Thank you to NetGalley, the author, and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review an advanced reader's copy of this book. This in no way affects my review, all opinions are my own and may be affected by the fact that I currently have nothing better to do than read multiple books a day!

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This is it! The everyday French cookbook you’ll truly cook from, night after night.

Grounded in the wisdom of classical French cooking, yet updated for today, Everyday French Cooking emphasizes easy technique, simple food, and speedy preparation of French cuisine without sacrificing taste.

Too often, French cooking evokes images of fine dining at ornate restaurants where a small army of chefs hover over sauces for hours, employing the precision technique, special utensils, and obscure ingredients to craft elegant dishes. But this image of French cooking bears little resemblance to the way real French families eat. The French, like their American counterparts, want healthy and delicious food made quickly from easy-to-find ingredients using typical, everyday utensils.

From modern takes on classic French dishes—like fish meunière and boeuf bourguignon—to recipes for the kind of cooking found in typical French homes today, Everyday French Cooking goes beyond a typical cookbook to include engaging anecdotes, local colour, and keen insights about French home kitchens, as well as tips, tricks, and shortcuts to make French cooking accessible to any home cook. Dozens of beautiful finished-food photographs will further inspire you to cook fresh, vivid everyday French food any night of the week.

Enjoy making, sharing, and savouring simple French recipes including:
**Melty Goat Cheese Salad with Honey and Pine Nuts
**Scallop Chowder with Fines Herbes
**Any-Day Chicken Sauté
**Steak with Cherry and Red Wine Sauce
**Pork Chops with Mustard-Caper Sauce
**Simple Beef Stew from Provence
**Roasted Salmon with Leeks, Wine, and Garlic
**Classic French Pizzas
**Strawberry-Caramel Crèpes with Mascarpone Cream
**Chocolate Pot de Crème
**Lemon Curd Crème Brûlée

Time-pressed cooks will especially appreciate the entire chapter of main-dish recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or less. Indeed, this book proves, again and again, that the joys of the French table are open to everyone. You can live modestly and cook simply, yet dine splendidly, night after night.

During an early mid-life crisis I spent six months in a French-brigade-style kitchen "learning how to cook their way which always/most of the time did not make sense" And God forgive you for being a woman or identifying as a woman- one of my fellow trainees ended up in the recycling bin as they picked her up and tossed her in there just for fun.

This takes the misogyny and insanity out of cooking Fench food...and if you have never had French food, it just means made from scratch, simplistic but beautiful and yummy. The recipes are well written and understandable by cooks of all levels and the photos make the food very appealing to me and other food lovers out there and this kind of food in under 30 minutes? wow.

I especially love the book because it uses primarily whole ingredients instead of pre-prepared and packaged foods. My nephew says that I never have any food in the house, only ingredients --- that is why I cook so much. I also refuse to eat or cook with Frankenfoods such as "chick'n" and its 88 ingredients vs. 🐔chicken🐔 having one and cheese that does not come from an animal is udder nonsense!)

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As a fan of everything French, I was excited to review Wini Moranville’s Everyday French Cooking: Modern French Cuisine Made Simple
. This excellent cookbook did not disappoint; rather, it has been moved to the top of my personal list of favorite French cookbooks (out of several dozen on my shelf). Moranville is not afraid to put her personality in the notes at the beginning of each recipe, and that adds to the charm of the cookbook as well as the understanding of specifics of the recipes. The recipes are excellent, and are for dishes that almost everyone will actually want to make and eat. Moranville has included classic French dishes (many made easier than the classic techniques), as well as some new, unique dishes that are distinctly French, but are not as well known or have been created by her using French ingredients and techniques.

Most of us use boneless, skinless chicken breasts for quick dinners – they are inexpensive and good – and Moranville has included enough recipes for them to keep us making them for weeks. Of course there are also exceptional recipes using pork, beef, lamb, beans, lentils, and other favorite ingredients. Moranville are also mouthwatering recipes for pastas, soups, stews, salads, mains, and desserts. Readers will want to try new French recipes for the next few months.

The only drawback to this cookbook is that there isn’t a photograph of each dish. The photographs that are included, however, are beautiful and will make for mouthwatering reading. The prose is well-written and makes this book worth curling up in a corner and reading cover to cover.

The recipes are organized and easy to follow. Even beginners will be able to prepare picture perfect dishes. Highly recommended.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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Thank you NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group- Harvard Common Press for giving me access to Everyday French Cooking by Wini Moranville.

I love looking at cookbooks but wish this one had more pictures. The instructions are well written, which makes me think I can make some of the entrees, drinks, or desserts that caught my eye.

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This book brings France into your home. Normally many people think of French Cooking as pompous or difficult, but this book with its vibrant pictures brings the ease of French cooking into your home. You see a variety of recipes with extensive soups and salads section as well as a way to round out your meal with desserts. This cookbook will bring the recipes to life and paint the cook as an expert in delicious flavors. If you like to travel whether it be through books, cooking or actual visits this cookbook will provide the reader an opportunity to visit or revisit the country though food. Pick this one up to enjoy a cultural experience within reach.

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I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is a nice recipe book!

I wish there were more pictures - I like seeing pictures of the finished recipe in cook books. There's a variety of French recipes in this book including mains, sides, and desserts. Some of the recipes are more labor intensive than others, but the book breaks them down and makes approaching French cooking seem feasible.

Overall an interesting find!

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Everyday French Cooking is well-organized with clear directions. The photos are beautifully done and the recipes are mouthwatering. I can’t wait to make Bouillabaisse Ce Soir and Chocolate Pots de Crème.
Thank you to Netgalley and Harvard Common Press for the arc ecookbook in exchange for an honest review.

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A well organized cookbook for any home cook wanting to tackle some French recipes. The recipes seem easy to follow, and while not all recipes include a photo, the pictures that are included are beautiful.

This foodie thanks Wini Moranville, Quarto Publishing Group – Harvard Common Press, Harvard Common Press, and NeGalley for the opportunity to review this ARC.

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With tns of grear ideas for simple dishes, al with a French touch, you'll love this cookbook. It will quickly become a favorite for maing elegant meals My mouth was watering just starting it.

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This book is perfectly organized- all the sections make sense. Beautiful photos for easy to follow recipes. I definitely can’t wait to try all these amazing recipes! Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for an ARC of this beautiful cookbook!

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I'm very impressed with the book. More than 250 pages of recipes with beautiful pictures- I wanted to try every of them. Salads, main dishes, sandwiches, sauces, deserts. As the person, who thinks that french cuisine is the winner in creating perfectly balanced blends of flavours, I am genuinely grateful for the chance to be the owner of this book.

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I want to thank Netgalley and the author for gifting me the ebook. Such a beautiful book! The recipes are easy and sound way to delicious! Pictures are very beautiful also!

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My first thought when writing this review is YUM! This book is filled with everything you want from French food. It is fresh, it is classic, it is real food and it is delicious. And the recipes are easy to follow and easy to make.

Although there is not a photo for each recipe this did not make this book any less exciting and I have already made a list of what I am going to make as soon as I finish this review. This is French cooking for everyone.

Loving this book and looking forward to cooking French for a few meals this coming week.

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A nice book with lots of French recipes. There are many color photos, though not.all dishes are shown. Recipes are in chapters on Appetizers and Cocktails, Salads, Soups, two meat chapters based.on preparation (saute vs. braise), Casseroles and Pasta, Side Dishes, Sandwiches/Pizza/Savory Tarts, Eggs and Cheese, Deserts, and Basics.
There were places where the book switched back and forth between French titles and English (i.e. some of the chapter titles, or some recipes without giving a translation). I wish this had been consistent.
Overall, a good variety of French recipes are included.

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Delightful set of classic French recipes with an emphasis on cooking them at home - thus a bit more simple but retaining the taste of fresh vegetables, meat and herbs. Measurements only in Imperial and mostly using cups so probably aimed more for the American market. Good use of the classic simple sauces with twists. Mouth watering photos for about a quarter of the recipes. Good coverage of all courses for a meal and suggestions as to how and with what each main dish would be served in France. Thanks to NetGalley and QuartoPublishing - Harvard Common Press for an advance copy in exchange for my honest review.

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This cookbook is a great introduction to French cuisine! It has delicious recipes with pretty pictures and the steps are straightforward. It is a wonderful option for readers who may feel intimidated by other French cookbooks.

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As a French teacher and francophile, I'm always looking for good French cookbooks both to use with my family and with my classes. This is such a fantastic addition to my bookshelf! The recipes are clearly written and full of all my favorite simple (and some fancy) home style French dishes, all of which look delectable and doable. I can't wait to get cooking! Everything you need is here, from tapenade and cocktails as a starter to the boeuf bourguignon. This is a really solid entry into (relatively) simple French cooking and it's beautifully photographed as well.

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This cookbook is beautiful to view, as well as having recipes that make French cuisine less daunting. The recipes are written in an easy to follow format and appear to be simple enough even for the inexperienced cook. This is a book that I will definitely consider buying.

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Wow! This book is a must-have for anyone who has lived or travelled in France and enjoyed the food. I have lived in France for over 10 years, and we love the food served by our French friends, or served as the menu du jour in little restaurants in all the villages throughout the country.
This is not Michelin style, haute cuisine, but the down to earth, tasty food using fresh (often home grown) produce that makes everyday French food so special. I have to admit to being very skeptical when I first read about an American author producing such a book, but as soon as I tried some of the recipes, I knew she had really captured the essence of the local cuisine.
I have tried a number of recipes and all have been successful and true to the simple techniques so favoured by French home cooks. The gougères were crisp and flavourful, the chicken sauté (I made it with both the shallot and wine, as well as the mushroom and sherry sauce) could have come out of my neighbour’s kitchen! The steak with the brandy and mushroom sauce was excellent too. The any-night baked rice is now my favourite way of serving rice.
I highly recommend this book – it is certainly now my go-to book for replicating some of the wonderful home cooking we enjoy in France.

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I absolutely love the beautiful pictures theoughout this cookbook. The inclusion of pictures of most if not all of the dishes in q cookbook is usually what will push me over the edge from contemplating buying it to taking it home with me. I appreciate that all recipes in this book can be made in 30 minutes or less and for the most part are healthy options

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Thanks for the opportunity to preview the book.

The book has some lovely pictures and easy to follow recipes. Most of the dishes appear to be quick and more realistic to make. I cannot wait to try some of the dishes, as they have ingredients in my pantry or easy enough to find at the local grocer.

A well written and lovely cookbook.

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Want to cook basic French food you will like these recipes. The book is beautifully photographed and the information and ingredients are easy to understand.,
The book is divided into sections which include Appretizers, Salads, Soups, Side dishes, Egg and cheese, Desert to name a few. But my favorite is the section which includes Saute, Deglaze, Braise. Roast and Casserole dishes.
A lovely basic cook book, with easy recipes, each with a touch of French style and good eating

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Jacques Pepin taught me long ago that French cooking doesn't have to be difficult or complicated. Fresh, wholesome ingredients are the main requirement, along with a sense of adventure. A sense of humor doesn't hurt, either. Fast-forward to this week: when I saw "Everyday" paired with "French Cooking", I just knew I had to give this cookbook a try.

Author Wini Moranville has a quarter of a century of experience cooking everyday French food. At the beginning of this cookbook there's a half-dozen chatty, anecdotal pages filled with her memories and experiences, which makes a pleasant read and helps set the mood for what's to come.

The food photography is as unpretentious as the recipes. Appetizing-looking helpings of food are featured without the photographer feeling the need to show off every special effect in the toolbar (the "Vignette" feature is great for landscapes but please, let's keep it off the dining room table, folks!)

Many of the featured meals take 30 minutes or less to make—and that's precisely how long I allow in my busy days to make dinner! I'm anxious to try the Beef Stew with Orange and Balsamic Vinegar first. I have all the ingredients and those flavors certainly sound as if they will play well together.

And for breakfast tomorrow, I'm thinking about Baked Eggs with Ham and Gruyere. Again, these are ingredients I already have, and it sounds like a fine change from scrambled eggs.

My thanks to author Wini Moranville, Quarto Publishing Group – Harvard Common Press, and NetGalley for allowing me to read a digital advance review copy of this book. This review is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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I would like to thank Netgallery for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is a nice book with lots of French recipes. There are many colourful photos, though not all of the dishes are shown. Recipes are in chapters so they are easy to find. I can't wait to give some of these recipe's a try.

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My impression of French cooking has always been that of overly complicated recipes that needed a degree in catering to achieve. This book has given me the confidence to be able to tackle some classical french cuisine successfully. The recipes are relatively straight forward and most have a beautiful accompanying photograph.
A fabulous addition to any kitchen shelf.

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Perfect! French food isn't always all about labor intensive sauces and hours of preparation. Some of these recipes can become as "go to" as some of your favorite old stand-bys.

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