Librarything Early Reviewers book.
I very much enjoyed this book for the recipes, but not so much for the chapter content. Each chapter is arranged around some aspect of French home cooking, with the author using various friends and neighbors as examples. I think the best way I can characterize those chapters is a magazine piece stretched unnecessarily long – I found myself hurrying through the content to get to the recipes at the end of each chapter.
The recipes are why I’ll keep this book around – they’re simple, with fresh ingredients – some interesting twists on items I’ll be able to find at my farmer’s market soon enough.