An expat chef who has lived in France for decades, Susan Herrmann Loomis is often asked how French home cooks are able to whip up hot, multicourse meals every day (all while looking great and getting everything else done!). In this enticing and eye-opening kitchen companion, Loomis reveals that the French don't necessarily love to cook, it's just that "cooking with quality ingredients, using simple techniques and organization, is simply the straightest path to a delicious, warming moment at the table."
With insight from French friends and acquaintances, Loomis offers all kinds of tips and advice for planning, shopping for, and creating fabulous French meals with no fuss or fancy equipment. And, of course, there are eighty-six authentic recipes, for everything from lentils with sausage (quick, simple, and satisfying!) to the perfect crème caramel (surprisingly easy!). Bon appétit, mes amis!