I Know How to Cook

Author(s): Ginette Mathiot


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.


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Ginette Mathiot (1907-1998), Officier de la Legion d'Honneur, taught three generations how to cook in France and is the ultimate authority on French home cooking. She wrote more than 30 best-selling cookbooks, covering all subjects in French cuisine. Je sais cuisiner was her definitive, most comprehensive work, which brings together recipes for every classic French dish.

Introduction RECIPES Sauces, Condiments, Hors-d'oeuvres, Additional preparations, Soups, Eggs, Fish, Meat, Poultry, Game, Fresh vegetables, Salads, Pulses, Rice, Pasta, Desserts, Pastries, Sweets, Beverages, Preserves, Jams Glossary Index

General Fields

  • : 9780714848044
  • : Phaidon Press Ltd
  • : Phaidon Press Ltd
  • : September 2009
  • : 270mm X 180mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ginette Mathiot
  • : Hardback
  • : 1109
  • : 641.5944
  • : 1072
  • : National & regional cuisine
  • : col. Illustrations