Ginette Mathiot, the author, was the domestic goddess of French cookery. She published more than 30 recipe book and I know how to cook is her greatest work.
For the first time the book has been published in English and contains more than 1,200 recipes for every occasion including incredible recipes for all the French classics, from croque monsieur to cassoulet.
The recipes in this translation have been updated to suit the modern reader and are a great guide to getting the best out of good ingredients. It is essential reading for any fan of French food.
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I know how to cook by Ginette Mathiot, published by Phaidon, RRP £24.95