In Crafty French Cooking Michael Barry provides a highly personal culinary tour of France, describing each region In turn and how its cooking traditions reflect its climate and its history, and offering a selection of his favourite recipes. Selecting produce and dishes which travel well to our shops and kitchens - and supplying 'crafty' versions of the less exportable ones - Michael cuts through the mystique of French cuisine to bring 130 mouthwatering dishes, ranging from the rustic to the regal, within the reach of every home cook. The countless devotees of BBC Television's Food and Drink Programme, and of Michael Barry's 'French without Tears' slot on Classic FM, know that the Crafty Cook is a dab hand at making classic and apparently complicated dishes easily accessible to all.
"...bring the mysteries and complexities of French, cuisine well within the grasp of the keen home cook" Manchester Evening News.
"...very clever...Lovely pictures, and fun to read..." Sunday Express.
"...recipes which are both delicious and easily achievable...capture(s) the character and flavours of the region(s)". Birmingham Post.
"...a treasure trove of French travel facts, shopping tips and superb treats..." Daily Mail.