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I Know How to Cook

I Know How to Cook is to France what The Silver Spoon is to Italy. First published in 1932, it is the cookbook that every young person receives as a housewarming gift. It is passed from mother to daughter, educating each new generation about most important thing in life.

With over 1,400 no-nonsense recipes, helpful hints for choosing wine and cheese, a selection of suggested menus from celebrated French chefs, and instructions for how to make everything from herb butter to omelettes, canapes, croquettes, and sauteed frog legs, to all sorts of delicious soups and salads to cassoulet, lamb cutlets, fricassee of sole with asparagus, steak a l’allemande, and of course, all sorts of delicious desserts ranging from flambeed bananas to chocolate mousse to ice cream, crepes, fruit tarts, creme caramel, creme brulee, strawberries and cream – the list goes on and on.

This is the first time I Know How to Cook has been translated into English.

Here is just a small taste of I Know How to Cook:


All photos are from I Know How to Cook, copyright 2009.


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Bigorre! Bigorre!

Just got back from visiting family in the South West of France. We came back to a package of some great new products, which we will talk about in the next post. In the meantime here are some pics of our trip.

How to cure vertigo: get in a cable car held between two mountains, 1000ft above ground.

How to cure vertigo: get in a cable car held between two mountains, 1000ft above ground.

The observatory at the summit of the Pic du Midi.

The observatory at the summit of the Pic du Midi.

The Pyrenees.

The Pyrenees.

Donkey Parking free on Thursdays.

Donkey Parking is free on Thursdays.

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