Author(s): Elizabeth David
"French Provincial Cooking" is Elizabeth David's classic work on French regional cuisine. Providing simple recipes like omelettes, souffles, soups and salads, it also offers more complex fare such as pates, cassoulets, roasts and puddings. First published in 1960, it is readable, inspiring and entertainingly informative. "French Provincial Cooking" by Elizabeth David is the perfect place to go for anyone wanting to bring a little France into their home. "Not only did she transform the way we cooked but she is a delight to read". ("Express on Sunday"). "Britain's most inspirational food writer". ("Independent"). "When you read Elizabeth David, you get perfect pitch. There is an understanding and evocation of flavours, colours, scents and places that lights up the page". ("Guardian"). Elizabeth David (1913-1992) is the woman who changed the face of British cooking. Having travelled widely during the Second World War, she introduced post-war Britain to the sun-drenched delights of the Mediterranean and her recipes brought new flavours and aromas into kitchens across Britain. After her classic first book "Mediterranean Food" followed more bestsellers, including "French Country Cooking", "Summer Cooking", "French Provincial Cooking", "Italian Food", "Elizabeth David's Christmas" and "At Elizabeth David's Table".
Elizabeth David's first book, Mediterranean Food appeared in 1950 and along with her subsequent books changed the face of cookery in England. By 1964 her first five books were in Penguin paperback, accessible to a new generation who no longer had much difficulty buying garlic, saffron, basil, olives, aubergines, fresh figs or apricots and who found Elizabeth David's philosophy of simplicity, authenticity, knowledge and care to their liking. She died in 1992.