Recipes from The Essence of French Cooking

The Essence of French Cooking Cookbook

In this very personal book, Michel Roux distills a lifetime’s knowledge into this definitive work on French food and cooking. Based around 100 classic recipes that have stood the test of time, this lavishly illustrated book explores the diversity of French cuisine, which for centuries has influenced so many other styles of cooking around the world. Michel gives modern interpretations of classic dishes, with his favorite variations and accompaniments. He provides expert guidance on classic techniques as well as fascinating stories about the origins of recipes, ingredients and regional culinary traditions.

A blue oval ovenproof baking dish filled with classic cassoulet de castelnaudary with a fork resting on top.

Classic Cassoulet de Castelnaudary

Sure, this slow-simmered stew made with white beans, duck confit, sausages, and pork requires some planning and plenty of patience. It’s sooo worth the wait.