About this book
A valuable book because it paints a picture of a cooking style which existed before modern equipment such as the food processor. The lesson that Elizabeth David teaches is that good food should be done simply, but that it takes care, attention to detail, and frequently, time.
Contains a long essay on French cuisine and offers background stories and sketches of recipes. This book starts with a short essay on each of the major culinary regions of France. It consists of chapters on cuisine by type of dish such as: Sauces, Hors-D'oeuvres and Salads, Soups, Eggs and Cheese, Pates and Terrines, Vegetables, Fish, and others.