When French Women Cook by Madeleine Kamman circa 1976
The power of memories and the women who stood behind them...
Madeleine Kamman (1930-2018) was many things - a renowned chef, a television host, a cooking school founder and teacher, a writer, and a restauranteur. But most importantly she was passionate about two things - French heritage recipes and ceaselessly touting the important contributions to the culinary field of women both in the home kitchen and the professional kitchen. Far from the halls of attribution, Madeleine saw firsthand how the age-old ways of cooking by humble European ancestors became the guiding principles and inspiring building blocks for many modern 20th-century cooks. Yet the stories of these ancestors and their recipes were rarely credited.
In the pages of When French Women Cook, published in 1976, Madeleine shares stories and recipes from the women that impacted her cooking career most significantly. Through these women of friends and family, Madeleine shares glimpses of what it was like to grow up in what she calls the "real" France during the early to mid-20th century when the country was more wild, more natural, and more culturally unaffected by global mainstreams. Mixing in some history and fun facts along with all those memories, this cookbook not only offers authentic recipes (many of which had never before been recorded) but it also serves as a great reference resource for 19th and 20th-century French cooking techniques.
- Stated First Edition published in 1976
- 371 pages
- Each chapter is organized around a specific woman and her corresponding recipes which all include wine pairings and special remarks about ingredients
- Interesting recipes include Peppers Stuffed with Cheese, Fig Tart, Wedding Cake, Easter Brioche, Salmon Scallops with Cucumbers, Country Pear Pancakes, Corn Flower Soup, Brussels Sprouts and Apples, Bread and Shallots Soup, Hazlenut and Potato Cake, Goat Cheese and Onion Pie and so many more!
In lovely vintage condition. This cookbook is very clean inside and out. The spine is tight and all pages are intact.
Measures 9.5" inches (length_ x 65.5" inches (width) x 1.25" inches (thickness and weighs just under 2lbs