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Give a man a book on cooking and he might first think about pizza with truffles. Give a woman a book on cooking and she might first think about desserts. Either way the dining adventure will be mouthwatering and delicious!
What is great about reading cookbooks is almost everything tastes good! The above book Dining in France brings together a great editor Christian Gault famous in France as a publisher of superb guides, and a perfect connoisseur in the form of Pierre Salinger, Journalist, TV host, mangeur and a photographer who turns every plate into a feast for the eyes. Consequently all the photographs are by Philippe-Louis Houze and from the book.
The 175 page book published in 1986 was made after a public television series hosted by Pierre Salinger. Fifty difficult master recipes take us through most corners of France. The book includes names and telephone numbers of choice restaurants but who knows if they are still in business as we write.
Fine chapters on the history of some cooking styles, from bistro to haute cuisine make it obvious this book is for the select few. To appreciate the ambiance and fine food in these establishments, one is expected to have developed their palate and wardrobe, at least a jacket and real leather shoes.
Now as far as my fantasy goes, I selected the following recipe for a near future Valentine’s day but any other occasion will do. I think you can use most types of fish in this recipe but below is picture of what that dish should look like when YOU are done.