Pros: Wine suggestions for recipes, equipment list, easy to follow directions, great advice for beginning cooks
Cons: More photographs would have been nice.
You may wonder why I would title my book review “Mastering what you love to eat.” However in Patricia Wells’ latest book, The French Kitchen Cookbook, Recipes and Lessons from Paris and Provence, she has a wonderful section in her introduction called “Learning to Cook.” I have to say that in all my classes and studies about cooking, her little tidbit of advice was the best I have ever received. Wells’ advice is simple, really; she advises students to compose a list of ten things they love to eat. It can be anything from your favorite fast food snack to a decadent dessert. “Then, as though you are a pianist learning to play a piece of music, you cook, cook, cook!” ...(read more)