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Cookbook Club – Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table – January 2011


Wow what a success!!! Our first ever Cookbook Club soiree has gotten us hooked! Everyone in attendance agreed that this was a brilliant idea and we all had so much fun picking a recipe and making it. It was wonderful to be able to have a full meal that was made out of one cookbook, with an appetizer, soup, salads, savory tart, and delicious dessert.

The Menu

Matafan with Creme Fraiche and Assorted Chutneys

Potato Leek Soup

Gerard’s Mustard Tart with Beet and Carrot Salads

Blueberry Mascarpone Roulade

The Verdict

We all loved the meal – but some of us loved the cookbook more than others. In general – the experience of the person cooking the dish was directly proportional to how much they liked the book. Claudette – who has by far the most culinary experience – gave the book 10/10 despite having a more time consuming dish to prepare. All of the dishes turned out well – but some were a little bit fussy for the overall product. In some recipes there is an assumption of general competence that not everyone has – and in others extra steps that may or may not make a big difference in the end product. Overall – we highly recommend this cookbook for the food enthusiast and really anyone with a bit of time to fuss around – but maybe not for everyone. Obviously – for those who have spent time in France it holds special appeal – and so our group really enjoyed all the little anecdotes and tips!

Click to find out more about the Cook-Book Club or click the link at the top of the page.

Next Up: This Sunday we are going to be doing our February selection – Cook with Jamie Oliver. Come on out and join us if you live in the area and are interested in whipping something up and tasting lots of recipes from the book!

Babies enjoying the evening of food and fun!!!

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  1. Katie
    May 2, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Hey Emma, looked you up on Facebook but true to word, no dice! I’m totally intrigued by the cook book club, I’ll be looking to learn more about it next Monday!

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