French Provincial Cooking


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Elizabeth David aims to make people want to use each recipe as soon as it is read, describing recipes like “pot au feu” in their simplicity. She presents cooking without fuss. She also explains the choice of the tools that would always be needed in any kitchen.

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ISBN 9780140273267

David E






Weight 0.368 kg
Dimensions 3.3 × 12.9 × 19.8 cm


French Provincial Cooking is Elizabeth David’s classic work on French regional cuisine.
Providing simple recipes like omelettes, souffles, soups and salads, it also offers more complex fare such as p tes, cassoulets, roasts and puddings.
First published in 1960, it is readable, inspiring and entertainingly informative. French Provincial Cooking by Elizabeth David is the perfect place to go for anyone wanting to bring a little France into their home.
‘Not only did she transform the way we cooked but she is a delight to read’ Express on Sunday
‘Britain’s most inspirational food writer’ Independent
‘When you read Elizabeth David, you get perfect pitch. There is an understanding and evocation of flavours, colours, scents and places that lights up the page’ Guardian
‘Not only did she transform the way we cooked but she is a delight to read’ Express on Sunday

Elizabeth David (1913-1992) is the woman who changed the face of British cooking. Having travelled widely during the Second World War, she introduced post-war Britain to the sun-drenched delights of the Mediterranean and her recipes brought new flavours and aromas into kitchens across Britain. After her classic first book Mediterranean Food followed more bestsellers, including French Country Cooking, Summer Cooking, French Provincial Cooking, Italian Food, Elizabeth David’s Christmas and At Elizabeth David’s Table.

About the author
Elizabeth David (1913-1992) travelled widely during the Second World War, throughout Europe, the Middle East and India. She returned to England in 1946 to write the classic Mediterranean Food, followed by five other books that all became bestsellers. Also a prolific journalist, she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1982, and a CBE in 1986.

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