I know how to cook

51MBrVgjg+L._SL500_AA240_My absolute favourite cookbook is my copy of Ginette Mathiot’s “Je sais cuisinier“. My copy was my mom’s and it was printed in 1963. It has this fabulous photo of Ginette in a pinny with the craziest swept out hairdo I have ever seen. It is now being held together with layers of tape, but the recipes are still the best: simple, French recipes.

I was really exited to read that “”Je sais cuisiner” has finally been translated into English under the name of  “I know how to cook”. The translation was done by none other than Clothilde Dusoulier, the writer of the great Parisian food blog Chocolate and Zucchini.

Honestly, get it if you enjoy basic French food. It really has everything you might want to cook — the basic sauces and basic biscuits from Madeleines to Financiers.

Hope you enjoy it!

- Emilie

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1. Carol | November 28, 2009 | Reply

Hi,
I saw this book in stores last week but I didnt know if was a good one or not. I will buy it.
Thanks

2. Carmen | November 30, 2009 | Reply

Oh, it’s the same here with the “1080 Recetas de cocina” by Simone Ortega, that has a French flavour, in fact. But you can learn from the basics, event to cook French fries!
And I also own my mum’s copy, again falling to pieces… ;p

3. Courtney | December 12, 2009 | Reply

I just bought this, and I’m so impressed. I had no idea how HUGE it is. It would make a really lovely gift because of its size.

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