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Fes View over the Medina
Morocco

Fes and Fava: A Great Moroccan Experience

Introducing Fes This is the story of our quest to try the famous bessara dish in Fes, Morocco while, at the same time, thoroughly enjoying a meal prepared by our friend Analiese Gregory who was cooking at a restaurant in that city. Fava bean soup (Bessara) is a specialty of […]

Holland

De Kas: Greenhouse restaurant

Situated in a converted glasshouse in a park on the edge of Amsterdam, Restaurant De Kas has captured the imagination of locals and visitors alike. It has become one of THE places to dine when visiting this city. The place came about as a sequence of happenstance events. Chef Gert […]

Eliza Acton - Modern Cookery
Cookbooks

Modern Cookery for Private Families by Eliza Acton

Eliza Acton, the 19th century British cookbook author, wrote the classic Modern Cookery for Private Families and codified recipes with quantities and cooking times.

Thai food by David Thompson
Cookbooks

Thai Food by David Thompson

Thai Food – Introduction Thai Food by David Thompson catapults straight into the pantheon of great cookbooks because it brilliantly captures the essentials of an entire cuisine. And this is not a minor regional cuisine, but one of the most complex and wide-ranging cuisines of the world. It is also […]

Good Cook Series
Cookbooks

Time Life: The Good Cook Series with Richard Olney (ed)

Good Cook Series Introduction The Good Cook series from Time Life is one of our favourite cookbook references that we turn to for the clarity of the explanations and the depth of the recipes throughout the books in the series. There is little doubt that any observer of the cookbook […]

La Bonne Cuisine by Saint-Ange
Cookbooks / France

La Bonne Cuisine de Madame E Saint-Ange

La Bonne Cuisine – Introduction La Bonne Cuisine de Madame E. Saint-Ange is a beloved classic of the French cooking literature. We are lucky that Chez Panisse chef and lover of all things French, Paul Aratow, decided to take on the mammoth and exacting task of translating her extraordinary work […]

Artusi Science in the Kitchen
Cookbooks

Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well by Pellegrino Artusi

Science in the Kitchen: Introduction Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well was written by Pellegrino Artusi who was born in the small Italian village of Forlimpopoli in 1820 and died in Florence in 1921. His achievements were many and spanned the fields of science, business and […]

Foodtourist Top Fifty French Provincial Cooking
Cookbooks

French Provincial Cooking by Elizabeth David

French Provincial Cooking – Introduction French Provincial Cooking was one of Elizabeth David’s greatest books which transports us to the south of France with beautiful prose and tasty recipes. Elizabeth David was no ordinary person. She developed her taste for food while studying French history at the prestigious Sorbonne in […]

Le Guide Culinaire
Cookbooks

Le Guide Culinaire by Auguste Escoffier

Le Guide Culinaire – Introduction Le Guide Culinaire: A Guide to Modern Cookery by Auguste Escoffier is THE classic cookbook. Escoffier will always be remembered as one of the greatest chefs and one of the greatest food writers of all time. Yet he is more than that as he played […]

Jane Sigal Bistronomy
Cookbooks

Bistronomy by Jane Sigal

In her book Bistronomy, Jane Sigal has captured the movement sweeping France and restoring the excitement about contemporary food and wine in that country. It is an important book. The book captures the recent history of the bistronomy movement and shows a close link between the parallel move towards the […]