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I checked this book out from the library to give it a test run before I bought it.
It is wonderful!
I made her provencal vegetable soup and cheddar chive bread last night….the best veggie soup I’ve ever had, the bread was tasty and best of all (for a bake-a-phobic) easy peasy to make.
This is on my must buy list.
Got the book after seeing your review, and then one in the SF Chronicle, and looking at it online. Last thing I need is another cookbook of any kind (!), but got it I did. :)
I made the apple cake the other day, and it was simple and good. I’d like to recommend a few pinches of cinnamon (or maybe something else?) added in to the recipe. It’s a little bland, and could use just a tad of livening up, flavor-wise, IMHO. I sprinkled a bit of cinnamon on top of the cake the next day, and that was even okay. It just needed a little something. Maybe some lemon zest?
Anyway, thanks for the recommendation. I’m sure I’ll make more of the recipes soon. Thanks so much for your fun, lovely blog, Elise. Happy New Year to you and your family, and your guest posters (and your readers too).
That is so cool you got to meet Dorie Greenspan! I got this book for Christmas and I haven’t tried anything in it yet! Your pictures look so good!!
My mom gave me this book for Christmas. After reading your review she knew I would love it, funny thing is I almost bought it for her! This book is absolutely stunning, I can’t wait to start cooking from it! Only problem is I can’t decide where to start! I love how Dorie uses the word “garlicky” in the title of some of the recipes, just makes my mouth water instantly! Happy holidays to you and yours Elise!
I clicked “Purchase” about 20 seconds after reading these comments. The book arrived this morning and I’ve been devouring it ever since. Thank you for this rec, this has made an awesome xmas gift to myself :)
How are you?
I just published my interview with Dorie French Guy Sits Down at Dorie Greenspan’s French Table, Dorie Speaks this morning.
I also shared her Cauliflower Bacon Gratin Recipe prior to that.
‘The French Guy from New Jersey’
Do you know the phenomenon where you hear of something and the viola, it is everywhere? Well, I stumbledupon a cooking blog where one of the entries was a Tuesdays with Dorie entry. I immediately wanted to know more and was extremely vexed that there weren’t any recipes. Drat. And now your review of the book. I don’t have to be hit over the head a third time, I’m finding the book now. Thanks for the review.
Dorie Greenspan was on Martha Stewart last week! She made two recipes from her book, pumpkin stuffed with everything good and semolina cake…they both looked DELICIOUS! That is so cool that you got to meet her! I would have been so nervous!
I am so glad that you enjoy Dorie’s cookbook as much as I do. So envious that you got to meet her in person! That is a great photo of the two of you. I have not tried her pear and chestnut soup yet, but it sounds wonderful as do the cauliflower gratin and rillettes.
Heading over to Amazon right now and ordering myself a present – I’ve been a good girl!
That book is amazing! I love it! My family loves loves loves the vegetable soup in there, I can’t remember the name but I have made it about 6 times.
I can’t decide whether to make your broccoli cheddar casserole or Dorie’s cauliflower bacon gratin for Christmas. They both sound great!
I’m going to have to get this one. I think it’s on just about every “Top Ten Cookbook of the Year” list — and it sounds like the recipes are divine.
How wonderful that you were able to meet her! Thanks for sharing the delicious photos. I want that cauliflower gratin with the works. It sounds divine.
I’ve had this cookbook for about a month and am l-o-v-e loving it. That soup recipe caught my eye too and look forward to making it. And the cauliflower gratin is on my list for Christmas eve.
I know, right! I’m not much of a baker, either, but am a committed francophile and cook. I’d never heard of her until Amazon suggested the book to me. I bought it after opening one page, seeing the Cheez-It style crackers and thought, “This woman knows what she’s doing. This book is going to be my new best friend.”
Her cookbook ROCKS in a way that is almost impossible to describe—the recipes are so simple, friendly and delicious. It’s not the French food that Americans think about, it’s the French food that my French friends know, love, cherish and share. It’s one of the best English-language French cookbooks every written and really taps into the joie de vivre and soul of French cooking. A few months and 20 recipes later, it hasn’t disappointed.
Being one of the legion, I heart Dorie too.
I highly recommend page 18.
Sounds fabulous! I spent my study abroad in France, and that is where I learned to love food. (much to the chagrin of my expanding waistline, I quickly had to learn to love running when I returned to the US) I will most definitely be adding this to my Amazon wish-list. :) Thanks for the recommendation (and, I adore the photo of you and Dorie and her fabulously chic french haircut.)
See that smile that I’ve got in the picture we took together? The picture I’ve got pinned to my wall and look at all the time? That’s the smile I’m sporting now after reading your post. Thank you! I’m thrilled beyond measure that you’re enjoying the book — it means the world to me.
My family and I received some early Christmas presents one of the presents was a cookbook I already had..so my husband suggested I give that cookbook to my SIL and get myself a different. I immediately went on to Amazon and ordered this cookbook. The detailed recipes and sidenotes are making this one of my favorite cookbooks I have received this year. I can’t wait to start experimenting in the kitchen with her recipes.