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Bistro Cooking by Patricia Wells

Bistro Cooking

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Bistro Cooking by Patricia Wells

200 recipes inspired by the small family restaurants of France celebrate generous, full-flavoured cooking. Bistro is robust soups and rustic salads, wine-scented stews, bubbling gratins and desserts from a grandmother's kitchen. It is earthy, not fussy; easy, not painstaking. And Bistro Cooking presents no-nonsense, inexpensive, soul-satisfying cuisine inspired by the neighborhood restaurants of France. For all occasions, Patricia Wells' Bistro Cooking provides the kind of uncomplicated good food that cooks everywhere enjoy. From Leek, Potato and Bacon Soup to Madame Francoise Potel's Apple Tart, each recipe has been prepared, tested and adapted by an acclaimed French food authority. Bistro Cooking captures the true flavour of the French palette. Full of warmth and joie de vivre, it is this cuisine that makes bistro a way of life.


'Patricia Well's 'Bistro Cooking'
has not left my kitchen since it came out

Nigel Slater, The Observer

'Patricia Wells'
wonderful naturalness, openness, and honesty are in perfect harmony with the simple, delicious fare that she celebrates in

'Bistro Cooking' - her enthusiasm and joy are reflected on every page of this fine book, and happily we are all beneficiaries.'
Jacques Pepin

About the Author

Patricia Wells, a former reporter for The New York Times and a critic for the International Herald Tribune , was the first female and foreign restaurant critic for French weekly, L'Express. She lives in Paris and Provence, alternating her cooking courses from each place. Her other books for Kyle Cathie include Patricia Wells: At Home in Provence, Trattoria and The Paris Cookbook.

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Publication date

23rd September 2010


Patricia Wells

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Kyle Cathie an imprint of Kyle Books


292 pages


National & regional cuisine



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