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!