Justin North has compiled a beautifully designed, all-encompassing volume that demystifies French cooking, explaining each technique in clear language as he guides home cooks through each recipe. A guide to the basics, listing essential ingredients and equipment, then leads on to the heart of the book: 23 individual lessons, each based on a particular course or technique. Chapters include basic stocks and soups, sauces and pastries, steaming, poaching, braising, grilling and frying. Sweeter courses are sorbets, icecreams, fruit and chocolate. French Lessons contains more than 300 simple and straightforward recipes illustrated in full colour throughout, and are teamed with step-by-step technique photos.
Justin North is the author of the award-winning Becasse: Inspirations and Flavours.