Cookbook Recommendation: The Little French Bakery Cookbook
Elaborate French cuisine is often seen as intimidating, meticulous and unapproachable. Although, in reality, a good cooking guide is all you really need to master the French art. One that recently caught my attention is The Little French Bakery Cookbook: Sweet and Savory Recipes and Tales from a Pastry Chef and her Cooking School by Susan M. Holding, an ex-nurse who dropped everything to move to Paris to participate in Le Cordon Bleu's pastry program. After graduating with honors, Susan is now based in rural Wisconsin where she runs her own bakery and cooking school. The Little French Bakery Cookbook chronicles her culinary misadventures at the renowned cooking school, and offers funny, personal anecdotes alongside both sweet and savory recipes. From the boeuf bourguignon, which is simmered to perfection, to a delicate profiterole stuffed with cherry ice cream, The Little French Bakery Cookbook, is your $25 ticket to authentic French cuisine.