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de Pomiane, Edouard

French Cooking in Ten Minutes: Adapting to the Rhythm of Modern Life (1930)

French Cooking in Ten Minutes: Adapting to the Rhythm of Modern Life (1930)

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From the publisher

A beautiful reprint of Edouard de Pomiane's classic collection of recipes for simply prepared meals is more useful now than ever before. Illustrated with period pen and ink drawings, French Cooking in Ten Minutes offers an array of recipes for quick soups, extemporaneous sauces, egg and noodle dishes, preparing fish and meats, as well as vegetables, salads, and deserts.

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The premise of the book is refreshingly straightforward and immensely appealing: delicious and authentic French meals can be prepared in just ten minutes. This bold claim is skillfully delivered upon by the author, who has meticulously curated and adapted a selection of recipes that maintain the essence of French cooking while simplifying the process.

Each recipe in the book is a marvel of culinary efficiency, demonstrating that with clever planning and a few key ingredients, the wonders of French cuisine are never out of reach. From appetizing starters to hearty mains and delightful desserts, the book covers a wide range of dishes, all achievable in a remarkably short time frame.

One of the most impressive aspects of "French Cooking in Ten Minutes" is how it respects the integrity of traditional French flavors and techniques while making them accessible and practical. The recipes are not just quick but also thoughtfully crafted to ensure they deliver maximum flavor with minimum fuss. This approach makes the book a perfect fit for busy professionals, students, or anyone juggling a hectic schedule.

The author's writing style is engaging and encouraging, making the reader feel confident and excited about trying these recipes. The instructions are clear and concise, with each step carefully explained to ensure success. The book also offers handy tips and tricks to streamline the cooking process further, making it a practical guide for efficient and enjoyable cooking.

The layout and design of the book are clean and user-friendly, with an emphasis on readability and ease of use. While it may not be heavily illustrated, the focus here is on the quality and practicality of the recipes, which it delivers in spades.

This cookbook is a testament to the idea that time constraints need not compromise the quality and enjoyment of good food. "French Cooking in Ten Minutes" is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to incorporate the joy and elegance of French cuisine into their busy daily lives. It’s a book that will change the way you think about cooking, proving that even the most luxurious meals can be simple, quick, and utterly satisfying.