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Williams-Sonoma Foods of the World: Paris

Authentic Recipes Celebrating the Foods of the World

by Marlena Spieler

Williams-Sonoma Foods of the World: Paris: Authentic Recipes Celebrating the Foods of the World by Marlena Spieler

About the Book

Describes the culinary tradition of France, including Paris, and offers forty-five recipes for appetizers, main dishes, vegetables dishes, and desserts.

About the Author

Marlena Spieler is the acclaimed author of many travel and food guides. She is the author of over 50 cookbooks published worldwide and has written for Bon Appetit and Saveur. She writes the award-winning food column The Roving Feast, and is a three-time James Beard nominee. Born in Sacramento, California, she currently lives in Hampshire, England.


Five Stars, Amazon Customer: EASIER THAN YOU THINK. My husband and I use this book a lot and the WS Rome book. My favorite recipes are the Gratin Dauphinois, Poulet au Riesling—delicious, The whole chicken stuffed with lemon and garlic inside on a bed of endive and Chocolat Creme Pots. The Gratin dauphinois is a very simple and easy to follow recipe, one hint though add some shaved cave aged gruyere to top it off. The stuffed chicken, double or triple the seasonings, I cut two lemons in half, squirt the fresh lemon juice in and out of the chicken, when complete you will taste lemon in every bite of chicken. Polet au Riesling—a little tougher to make, but my favorite recipe, the way the sauce blends with the mushrooms on the drumsticks, its absolutely mouth watering, perfect with a nice Beoujalis/Boudeux for dinner. Choc. creme pots—everyone loves it when I make this, I use Valhrona dark chocolate 70-90%. I spread the creme pots into tinier custard cups, because it is rich and big custard cup is just way to much, even for a chocolate lover like me. The best part is the texture of the chocolate creme pots, soft, silky chocolate, dissolving in your mouth, pure heaven. I totally recommend the book for these part. recipes.