I Know How to Cook
written by Ginette Mathiot
Phaidon Press | ISBN 9780714848044
Hardback – 1072 pages
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First published in 1932, "Je sais cuisiner" has been a best-seller for three generations. It is a household must-have, and a well-thumbed copy can be found in kitchens throughout France. Its author, Ginette Mathiot, was the queen of French domestic cooking. During her long career she published more than 30 recipe books, and "Je sais cuisiner" is her magnum opus. It is now available for the first time in English as "I Know How to Cook". With more than 1,200 recipes for every occasion, "I Know How to Cook" is an authoritative compendium of every classic French dish, from croque monsieur to cassoulet. Clear, practical and comprehensive, it is an essential guide to the best home cooking in the world: no cuisine is better than French at bringing the very best out of ingredients to create simple, comforting and delicious dishes. The recipes have been carefully updated to suit modern readers and their kitchens, while preserving the integrity of the original book and the authenticity of the recipes. The great reputation of "Je sais cuisiner" has been built over three generations by the fact that it is a genuine cookbook: each recipe has been cooked many times, and because it is used by domestic cooks rather than chefs, "I Know How to Cook" reveals how easy French cooking really is.