Paris Cookbook, Patricia Wells, 2001, First Edition: Food writer Patricia Wells moved to Paris in 1980. In this book, published in 2002, she shares her deep passion for her adopted home and for teaching millions of Americans how to cook real French food. Both a recipe book and a gastronomic guide, The Paris Cookbook covers all facets of the city’s dynamic food scene, from the three-star cuisine of France’s top chefs, to traditional bistro favorites, to traditional bistro favorites, to the prized dishes of cheese-makers, market vendors, and home cooks. Has chapters on appetizers, starters, and first courses, salads, vegetables, potatoes, pasta, rice, beans, and grains, soups, fish and shellfish, poultry, meats, and desserts. It also has a chapter on the pantry.
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc., New York. Hard cover with dust jacket. 320 pages. Stated first edition, presumed first printing. Dust jacket has a few dings. Book is in mint condition. Definitely gift quality.
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