Cook Your Way Through France with Simple, Delicious Recipes
Real French home cooking is easier than you think! Leave haute cuisine to fussy restaurants, and dive into these uncomplicated classics from Audrey Le Goff, founder of the blog Pardon Your French. Drawing inspiration from her childhood in the north of France, Audrey shares simple fare, full of the rich, complex flavors French cuisine is known for. From quiche to crêpes, these homey dishes are anything but humble.
Explore France’s distinct regions and delve into the culture behind each recipe. Hearty cold-weather favorites from the north, like Alsatian Pork and Sauerkraut Stew and the supremely flakey Thin-Crusted Onion, Bacon and Cream Tart are quick and comforting. Provençal Vegetable and Pistou Soup, from the sunny south of France, is packed with bright herbs and ripe produce, and Basque Braised Chicken with Peppers is sure to please with a burst of spice. The essential One-Pot French Onion Soup provides a taste of France any night of the week, and the beloved, buttery Kouign-Amann is surprisingly easy to master. With friendly instructions and easy-to-find ingredients, you’ll soon feel right at home with French cooking.
About the Author
Audrey Le Goff is the recipe developer and photographer behind the blog Pardon Your French. She has worked as a writer and consultant for food and drink companies in the U.S. and Canada. Born and raised in Brittany on the Atlantic coast of France, she currently lives in Niagara, Canada.
"This is a superb collection of lesser-known regional French dishes."
“Audrey’s beautiful collection takes you on a culinary tour of French regional favorites and honors France’s gastronomic diversity.”
–Tania Teschke, author of The Bordeaux Kitchen
“With this delicious array of accessible regional recipes, Audrey demonstrates why French cooking deserves a permanent place in home kitchens everywhere.”
–Lindsey Tramuta, author of The New Paris
“Le Goff’s recipes are a far cry from the complicated dishes many think of when they think ‘French food.’ This is homey, comforting food at its buttery best! A veritable Tour de France for your tastebuds!”
–Mardi Michels, author of In the French Kitchen with Kids
“Audrey has a knack for making France’s classic dishes accessible to the home kitchen. Rustic French Cooking Made Easy is a must-have for all Francophiles!
–Marie Asselin, author of Simply Citrus and French Appetizers
"Regional French cooking just never gets old. We may wander adventurously away from it periodically, but then we always seem to find ourselves wandering wistfully back. Audrey's charming book rewards us with the reminder of what pot of gold awaits us at the end of that rainbow when we do."
–Laura Calder, TV host and author of French Food at Home