“If you can’t make it to France this summer, The French Market Cookbook by Clotilde Dusoulier will teach your Union Square spoils to speak francais. No heavy white sauces or elaborate steps here, just regional, ingredient-driven, rustic-elegant fare … Get the taste of jealousy out of your mouth with cherry-rose compote or peach clafoutis, ooh la la.”
— Edible Manhattan
“Coaxing out each ingredient’s true, rich flavor remains the book’s greatest triumph … Dusoulier’s refreshingly simple, yet comprehensive, manual urges that we go to the market to “be surprised and seduced by the ingredients,” to which we answer “oui.””
“Dusoulier, you may know, is the wildly popular blogger behind Chocolate and Zucchini, and with her charming new book she is showcasing, as the subtitle puts it, “Vegetarian Recipes From My Parisian Kitchen.” She’s a flexitarian these days, but with the cookbook she wants to show readers how to coax flavor out of the best locally grown, seasonal fruits and vegetables without relying on meats (mock or otherwise) or heavy amounts of cheese or even too many carbs.”
— Washington Post
“These recipes achieve a simple elegance that underscores, without overwhelming, the natural perfection of seasonal ingredients.”
— Boston Globe
“This clever book is arranged by season and inspires pangs of longing in anyone who has ever gone to a produce market in Paris.”
— France Magazine
We love and actively support local farmers markets wherever we go! We stroll through each, looking for the season's freshest vegetables, fruits and herbs to put in our basket. Then when we get home, we always ponder about the most delish way to prepare our bounty?
Enter The French Market Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes From My Parisian Kitchen by Clotilde Dusoulier! This 224-page guide to yummy food is packed with inspired vegetarian recipes — many of which are gluten-free and dairy-free — with a special oh-la-la French twist that brings out the best in seasonal produce. Farmers market to table? Oui! Oui!
Beloved ChocolateAndZucchini.com food blogger Clotilde Dusoulier is not a vegetarian. But she has, like many of us, chosen to eat less meat and fish, and is always looking for new ways to cook what looks best at the market. In The French Market Cookbook, she takes us through the seasons in 82 recipes—and explores the love story between French cuisine and vegetables.
Choosing what’s ripe and in season means Clotilde does not rely heavily on the cheese, cream, and pastas that often overpopulate vegetarian recipes.
Instead she lets the bright flavors of the vegetables shine through: carrots are lightly spiced with star anise and vanilla in a soup made with almond milk; tomatoes are jazzed up by mustard in a gorgeous tart; winter squash stars in golden Corsican turnovers; and luscious peaches bake in a cardamom-scented custard.
With 75 color photographs of the tempting dishes and the abundant markets of Paris, and with Clotilde’s charming stories of shopping and cooking in France, The French Market Cookbook is a transportive and beautiful cookbook for food lovers everywhere.
Now, when is the next Farmers Market??
In The French Market Cookbook, you’ll find my take on the love story between French cuisine and vegetables.
It is admittedly a challenge to dine out as a vegetarian in France, where meat and fish are treated as the main character of any special-occasion dish, yet the French culinary repertoire is rife with delicious ideas on how to cook vegetables.
Over the past few years, I have transitioned to a more and more plant-based way of eating — for reasons of ethics, environmental concern, and natural inclination — so I’ve had plenty of opportunities to explore unusual and exciting ways to use up my weekly selection of seasonal vegetables.
In this new book I am sharing the best of those dishes through 90 seasonal recipes (many of them vegan) and 75 color photographs by the talented Emilie Guelpa, Françoise Nicol, and Virginie Michelin.
Some dishes are personal creations, others are drawn from my research into lesser-known regional cuisines, or inspired by memorable restaurant meals. All are simple and flavorsome, so you can make the most of the time you spend in the kitchen.
My goal, in this book as on the blog, is to teach and inspire, so each of the recipes is meant to leave you not just with a wonderful dish to share with your friends, but also with a trick, a technique, a building block that you can adopt and use elsewhere in your cooking.
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