Best French Cookbooks 2019 to Learn French Cooking

French cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines for food lovers all over the world. French food is rejoiced by people for its fineness and flavor. If you want to discover the secret of French cooking and master the art of French cuisine, then these wonderful cookbooks can help you. Here you will find a variety of cookbooks on French cooking from renowned chefs. These books will surely help you to become a Masterchef on French cooking.
The Little Paris Kitchen: 120 Simple But Classic French Recipes
Author: Rachel Khoo
Published at: 05/02/2013
ISBN: 1452113432

It is a great book to learn classic French recipes. If you want to know the secret of making sizzling, tasty French dishes that always remain a mystery to you, this is the best book to pick up now. The book explains about 120 classic French dishes from start to end. The recipes are well stated with all the details about the ingredients and their measurement, cooking method, duration of cooking, and how to serve the cooked dish. And all the dishes have been cooked and tasted by the chef and writer of this book. So you are guaranteed about the taste and quality of the food. The best thing about this book is that it covers all kinds of classic dishes including salads, snacks, dessert, aperitifs and so on. Whether you want to cook French dishes as a hobby at home or become a Masterchef on French cooking, this book will surely help to make that happen.

The presented recipes are:

  • Most common french dishes for everyday cooking at home
  • Different types of special french snacks
  • Dishes for dinner on special occasions
  • Various sweet items for dessert
  • How to prepare quality aperitifs at home
  • Special Items for cooking in summer picnic


A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse
Author: Mimi Thorisson
Published at: 28/10/2014
ISBN: 080418559X

It is quite a good book for people who know a very little about cooking. The writer of the book who was also a novice cook once has shared her true experience with cooking. Unlike traditional cookbooks, this book follows a very unique style to describe the recipes. You will find recipes which are divided into all three parts of a meal from the starter, main course, and desserts for different seasons. The recipes are explained so comprehensively that you will find it very easy when you try them at your kitchen. So whether it is summer, winter, autumn or spring, you can cook different seasonal dishes at home all by yourself. If you want to become a good cook and prepare all the dishes for an everyday meal for your family, you should pick this book at once.

Some of the featured recipes of this cookbook:

  • Calvados and Creme Fraiche Apple Tart
  • Roast Chicken with Creme Fraiche and Herbs
  • Potatoes a la Lyonnaise
  • Coquilles Saint-Jacques
  • The Roast Chicken with Crème Fraiche and Herbs
  • Mustard-Roasted Poussins
  • Crepes with salted butter caramel
  • Mustard roasted poussins
  • Butternut gratin
  • Fava bean soup
  • Pan-seared chicken breast with spring onions 



The French Market Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes from My Parisian Kitchen
Author: Clotilde Dusoulier
Published at: 02/07/2013
ISBN: 0307984826

This book focuses on vegetarian dishes. If you are interested to prepare the classic French vegetarian dishes at your own kitchen, you should give a look at this book. The best thing about this book is that the writer just not provides the recipe but also provides valuable tips on choosing the best ingredients for that food. With this cookbook, you will learn how to pick fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables from the market that make the dish looks more appetizing and tasty. Here you will find recipes with different seasonal fruits and vegetables. Most of them are gluten-free and dairy-free with a French twist and all highlighting seasonal produce. The recipes are well explained so that you could find it easy when you cook them.

This cookbook features on:

  • Different recipes using fruits and vegetable from different seasons
  • How to pick quality ingredients for different dishes
  • Cooking methods that make the food more appetizing and delicious
  • How to cook foreign fruits and vegetable in the French style
  • Unique recipes that you never have been thought of


Mastering the Art of French Eating: From Paris Bistros to Farmhouse Kitchens, Lessons in Food and Love
Author: Ann Mah
Published at: 28/10/2014
ISBN: 0143125923

This book is a delightful insight into the origins and traditions of some of France's best-loved regional dishes. Ann Mah, the writer of this book tells an incredible story about her journey through Paris and the surrounding regions of France and how she combats her loneliness by travelling and exploring the food culture of France. Ann started her food journey from Paris and roamed Brittany, Toulouse, Provence, Burgundy and beyond and with her journey, she explores the famous dishes of that region.  Along with this book, you will discover the history and taste of everything from boeuf Bourguignon to soupe au pistou to the crispiest of buckwheat crepes.  Each chapter of the book is dedicated to each region of France she visited and ends with a recipe of the specialty of that region. This book is a story about the love of food, family, and France. If you are a food lover especially of French cuisine, then this is a must-read for you.

Some of the featured recipes of this book:

  • Steak Frites from Paris
  • Andouillette from Troyes
  • Salade Lyonnaise from Lyon
  • Soup au Pistou from Provence
  • Choucroute from Alsace
  • Boeuf Bourguignon from Burgundy
  • Aligot from Averyon
  • Crepes from Brittany


Tasting Paris: 100 Recipes to Eat Like a Local
Author: Clotilde Dusoulier
Published at: 20/03/2018
ISBN: 045149914X

If you want to pass the whole day by cooking and eating classic French dishes, then this cookbook is the best thing you are looking for. This book is about exploring the foods that make this city so beloved. In this book, you will find classic French recipes for foods from breakfast to dinner. It features classic recipes like Roast Chicken with Herbed Butter and Croutons, and Profiteroles. You will also find newer dishes such as Ratatouille Pita Sandwich with Chopped Eggs and Tahini Sauce and Spiralized Zucchini Salad with Peach and Green Almonds. It contains 100 recipes and cooking techniques which will teach you the art of French cooking. 

This book features recipes on:

  • Dishes for breakfast
  • Classic French dishes for lunch
  • Foods to have at afternoon and early evening
  • Dishes to cook at evening
  • Various traditional and modern dishes for dinner


French Patisserie: Master Recipes and Techniques from the Ferrandi School of Culinary Arts
Author: Ecole Ferrandi
Published at: 14/11/2017
ISBN: 2080203185

This is the ultimate bible for the aspiring pastry chefs from Ferrandi, an internationally renowned professional culinary school in France. With 253 recipes plus a discussion, this cookbook covers everything from quick desserts to holiday specialties and from ice creams and sorbets to chocolates. All the recipes are explained step by step in text and images. Precise measurement of ingredients and procedures are presented in tables, diagrams, and sidebars for handy reference. Providing detailed description and advice on how to equip your kitchen, and the essential doughs, fillings, and decorations, this exclusive cooking reference will lead you through every step-- from basic techniques to Michelin-level desserts. Whether you are an amateur home chef or an experienced pâtissier, you should follow this book to master the art of French Pastry making.

The recipes are presented in 3 levels and each level you will find:

  • Level 1 offers the traditional and classic recipes that are simple and easy to make

  • Level 2 covers more sophisticated and artistic dishes

  • Level 3 recipes are contributions from pastry experts



French Country Cooking: Meals and Moments from a Village in the Vineyards
Author: Mimi Thorisson
Published at: 25/10/2016
ISBN: 0553459589

This cookbook is a wonderful illustration of France's country foods. If you are an admirer of village foods and trying to find out how they look so simple yet exquisite in taste, then this is a treasure for you. With 100 traditional country recipes, this book provides a delightful insight into the age-old methods of French cooking. With this book, you will be introduced to exclusive dishes like the White Asparagus Soufflé, Wine Harvest Pot au Feu, Endives with Ham, and Salted Butter Chocolate Cake-- most of them you never have been heard of.

This book includes:

  • Exclusive recipes for starters

  • Dishes for the main course

  • Foods to cook on holidays and special occasions for family

  • Recipes for staff meals

  • Side dishes and dessert recipes




My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories
Author: David Lebovitz
Published at: 08/04/2014
ISBN: 1607742675

My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories focuses on the classic French dishes that have been rejoicing people for ages. This wonderful cookbook describes all facets of cooking in Paris, with great stories, information, and recipes. It includes exquisite recipes like Cassoulet, Coq au vin, and Croque-monsieur, as well as  Duck fat cookies, French cheesecake, Warm chocolate cake with salted butter caramel sauce... and the list goes on. Along with the recipes, this book also provides detail information about the ingredients, equipment and cooking methods which will be very helpful for developing your cooking skill. Whether you are a novice or professional chef, this practical, well illustrated, easy to go cooking lesson is a great helping hand for your cooking.

This book includes recipes on:

  • Appetizers

  • First Courses

  • Main Courses

  • Side Dishes

  • Desserts



Voilà!: The Effortless French Cookbook: Easy Recipes to Savor the Classic Tastes of France
Author: Cecile Delarue
Published at: 25/07/2017
ISBN: 1623159369

If cooking French dishes seems hard to you, then you should read this book. It offers a preparatory French cooking class which will teach you the basic skills of traditional French cooking. This wonderful cooking guide includes more than 125 tried and true French recipes and tips for creating elegant French meals on the average American dime will definitely hone your cooking skills. The recipes are labeled as classic, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free, under 30 minutes which make this book is also quite helpful for you.

This book features recipes on:

  • Aperitifs

  • Appetizers

  • Salads

  • Omelets, Eggs, and Quiches

  • Plats Du Jour

  • Tartines

  • Fish and Seafood

  • Poultry and Meat

  • Desserts

  • Side Dishes



Le French Oven
Author: Hillary Davis
Published at: 01/09/2015
ISBN: 1423640535

Le French Oven showcases authentic, sizzling French dishes that can be prepared in the cocotte―the French version of a Dutch oven. It provides helpful information about the major French made cocotte brands and how to use them to make classic French recipes like Warm Mushroom Custards with Garlic Toast, Basque-Style Paella, Beef Pot-au-Feu... and more. With this book, you will learn various techniques such as stewing, roasting, braising, stovetop, and frying. If you want to cook classic French dishes in the oven, then this is a must-read for you.

Some featured recipes on this book are:

  • Appetizers recipes like Vegetable and Feta Cheese Pot Pies, Warm Scallop Mousse with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Marinated Goat Cheese with Toasted garlic, Shrimp Cocktail with Spicy Dipping Sauce
  • Soup recipes such as White Soup with Pomegranate Seeds and Pistachios, Fireside Duck and Cabbage Soup, Alsatian Beer and Munster Soup
  • Baking Recipes including Date and Raisin Soda Bread, Homemade Basil Garlic Bread, Lamb Hachis Parmentier
  • Desserts such as Butterscotch Pots de Creme, Individual Chocolate Fondue, Banana Rice Pudding

  • Braising Recipes like Beer Braised Beef Brisket, Braised Cod with Potatoes and Onions

  • Frying recipes such as Nun's Sighs, Sweet Potato Chips, Crispy Fried Shrimp



In the French Kitchen with Kids: Easy, Everyday Dishes for the Whole Family to Make and Enjoy
Author: Mardi Michels
Published at: 31/07/2018
ISBN: 0147530776

This wonderful cooking guide will help you to bring your kids into the kitchen. This book features recipes and techniques that encourage your kids to participate in cooking. The recipes are explained so elegantly that your whole family will enjoy making them. With helpful instructions and illustrated recipes of this cookbook, you will find that French Cuisine is not too fancy or too difficult for your kids to master.

This book covers:

  • Breakfast recipes

  • Dishes for lunch

  • After School Snacks

  • Dinner meals

  • Dessert recipes

  • Foods to prepare on special occasions

  • Basic Pastry recipes



Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1
Author: Julia Child,Louisette Bertholle,Simone Beck
Published at: 16/10/2001
ISBN: 0375413405

Whether you are a  beginner or professional chef, Mastering the Art of French Cooking is the most useful cookbook for you. This classic cookbook is the ultimate reference for understanding and mastering the art of French cuisine. Featuring over 500 recipes, this book breaks down the classic cuisine into a logical sequence of themes and variations rather than presenting an endless and diffuse catalog of recipes. The main focus of this book is to teach you the key recipes that form the backbone of French cuisine. This approach will definitely increase your cooking skills and help you to experiment and make an infinite number of variations of these recipes.

This book includes recipes on:

  • Soups and Sauces

  • Starter and Lunch Dishes

  • Fish, Meat, and Poultry

  • Vegetables

  • Dessert and Cakes



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