Monday, 30 June 2014

French Cookbooks

I always like to buy a cookbook or two on a visit to France. The recipes are always different to those that we get here, and I like to pretend that I can read them in French. Well I can a bit, usually enough to get through- with the occasional bit of googling. I've bought a soup cookbook before, this time I was enticed by some sweet titles.


CBS…. Swoon.
I should have bought this one

And Speculoos, but I can't buy it here,
it would only make me pine even more. 

Some I find really surprising

Lolly cookbooks? Really?

A Chupa Chup cookbook from the home of Haute Cuisine


How can that be?

I did buy a couple of Nutella cookbooks last visit,
but haven't used them yet



Dreaming of France is a wonderful Monday meme
from Paulita at An Accidental Blog
This post is linked to Weekend Cooking
a fabulous weekly meme at BethFishReads

Books on France, a great 2014 challenge
 from Emma at 
Words and Peace
Foodies Read 2014!

I'm too excited and starting a day early!

16 comments:

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

French recipes are fun to follow & a great way to practice reading French . I love their wonderful recipe magazines which always have great photos too.

Tamara said...

Wow, lolly recipes! Nutella recipes - Miam miam (yummy). I love recipe books, never cook from them, but they are soo tempting. Reading in French, more of a challenge but, I agree - a fun way to challenge yourself. Great post!

Paulita said...

I'm glad you started Paris in July a day early! I'm afraid cookbooks are fading because everyone can simply Google recipes. These cookbooks are definitely for certain niches. Make sure you share when you try new recipes! Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

vicki (skiourophile) said...

Whenever I go into any likely imported food shop I keep an eye out for Speculoos in any shape or form (preferably in all of them). Surely we are due for them to be the Next Big Thing soon?

Brona Joy said...

You make me smile Louise :-)

So glad to be joining in this year - everyone's enthusiasm is infectious - I guess that's what Paris does to people!

I did think I might try Julia Child's famous boeuf bourguignon recipe one night. And I've wanted to rewatch Red, Blue & White for years....this could be the month (when the TV returns to normal viewing after the World Cup that is!)

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Oh. Sigh. Paris cookbooks. Sigh.

Adria J. Cimino said...

I love the cookbooks here in Paris too... There is something for everyone -- even small children! I guess it shows us the importance of cuisine here. :)

Esme said...

These books look like so much fun.

Quixotic Magpie said...

Mmmm Nutella!!! Those cookbooks are adorable! And soup is my all time favorite food. I saw you had a whole blog of soup, I know I will be spending some time over there! :)

Beth F said...

There are some surprising ones (lolly cookbook?) but the Nutella books would be hard to resist!

Heather said...

my nephew spent a year in France on a student exchange. He brought home about a dozen such little cookbooks and he uses them regularly. I tried reading some recipes and I do admit that my French needs some work before I use them, or else we'd just have to eat some funny tasting food.

As for the Peanut butter and pumpkin sandwich. I was skeptical at first,and had to search the combination online before trying. I'm glad I did give it a try,

Tina said...

I have a pretty good collection of French cookbooks and maybe I ought to post them more often. I like the ones you posted!

Janel Gradowski said...

Such fun topics for cookbooks! If I bought one, I think I would go a bit crazy trying to figure out some of the recipes. I took 1 yr. of French in high school, so I am VERY rusty.

Carole said...

OOoh what a good idea - I'm going to buy me some French cookbooks next time! Cheers from Carole's chatter

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

Boy, these look like so much fun and such colorful covers.

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Some of those books look utterly delightful. I probably would have bought the chuppa chups cookbook and the smarties ones just for the heck of it, even though I would probably never ever make anything from them.