Our Favorite English-Language Cookbooks of 2019!

Whether you would like to make something unique or recreate a classic bistro taste, this list of cookbooks will have you covered. Ranging from classics to newer, cutting-edge recipes, as well as discussing the art of hosting, this handful of gastronomical guides will help you make your dinners at home with family and friends a touch more special.

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French food reimagined by a new generation of chefs. There is a new movement afoot in Paris. In tiny independent bistros mostly on the outskirts of the city, they are turning out fantastically inventive food that bypasses many of the old sauces and relies instead on the vibrancy of responsibly sourced ingredients. In Bistronomy, Jane Sigal captures these chefs’ creative approach, culling recipes that translate their genius in ways the home cook can achieve

Bistronomy: Recipes from the Best New Paris Bistros by Jane Sigal, Rizzoli

Rachel Khoo moved to Paris, studied patisserie, fell in love with the city, became a restaurateur in a very tiny space, then, a television star, and is now a bestselling author! In this charming cookbook, Khoo demystifies French cooking with 120 enticing recipes for simple, classic, and fresh French dishes, from goûter (snacks) to elegant desserts. We all can’t have springtime in Paris. But we all can enjoy this delectable, do-able food!

The Little Paris Kitchen: 120 Simple But Classic French Recipes by Rachel Khoo, Chronicle Books

The Parisian dinner party is the ideal of entertaining chic: the style of the host, the quality of the food and wine, and the beauty of the setting. With this creative and invaluable book, Laurent Buttazzoni––renowned French architect, gourmand, and celebrated host of delightful dinner parties in Paris––shares his tried and true elements for Parisian entertaining. Dispelling the myths of expense and complexity that can intimidate hosts, Diner à la Maison is a guide to shopping, cooking, and entertaining the Parisian way.

Diner à la Maison: A Parisian’s Guide to Cooking and Entertaining at Home by Laurent Buttazzoni, Rizzoli

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