Spiced: Recipes from Le Pre Verre

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U of Nebraska Press, 2007 - Cooking - 312 pages
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The New York Times has called Philippe Delacourcelle?s Paris restaurant Le Pr Verre ?one of the city?s most fascinating bistros.? High praise for a chef at the crowded center of French cuisine but richly deserved, as anyone who delves into these recipes will quickly discover. Delacourcelle?s dishes are justly famous for their freshness, originality, and ease of preparation, and for infusing traditional French cooking with a modern taste, in particular the wealth of spices from cuisines around the world. There are 151 recipes adapted here for American measurements and markets: artichokes in a lemongrass sauce; wild mushroom mousse with saffron; duckling in honey and African pepper; a salad of wild rice, mango, basil, and star anise; licorice chocolate tart. Recognizably French but subtly transformed by the aromas and flavors of the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, this is French cooking for a New World, as exotic as it is familiar and as satisfyingly complex as it is simple to prepare. The translators, Adele and Bruce King, provide metric measurements and also adaptations for American cooks. Keeping what is uniquely French and exotic in Delacourcelle?s recipes, the Kings suggest how American cooks might evolve their own ideas.
  

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This English translation of a popular French cookbook gives American cooks the chance to experience the worldly flavors restaurateur Delacourcelle melds with traditional French bistro fare at his ... Read full review

Contents

Terrines
1
Cold Starters
13
Warm Starters
35
Soups
65
Fish
85
Meats 123
148
Poultry
151
Vegetable Dishes
167
Vegetables as Garnish
181
Seasonings
211
Desserts 225
222
Description of Spices 275
222
Index of Spices 297
223
Index of Recipes 305
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About the author (2007)

Philippe Delacourcelle was the owner of Clos des Morillons (with his brother Marc Delacourcelle) and is now the owner of Le Pr Verre. He spent many years in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, and Japan, and is the author of three French cookbooks. Adele King is the author of five books on French and African literature and the editor of From Africa: New Francophone Stories, available in a Bison Books edition. Bruce King has taught at universities around the world, including France, and is a well-known authority on English-language literatures. Adele and Bruce King live in Paris.

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