This title features the best traditional food and cooking in 25 authentic regional dishes. You can explore the rich and varied delights of French cuisine with 25 authentic recipes presented in this stylish gift book. It features a fabulous collection of recipes of the very best of France including rustic specialities such as Cassoulet and Provencal stew, traditional classics such as Bouillabaise and French Onion Soup, as well as light, elegant contemporary creations such as Grilled Goat's Cheese Salad. Chapters include Soups and Appetizers; Main Meals; Vegetables and Side Dishes; and Desserts, Cakes and Bakes. The introduction gives a fascinating insight into this most revered of cuisines touching upon the landscape, festivals and key ingredients used in the French kitchen. It includes over 85 glorious photographs, showing key techniques and a perfect image of each finished dish. It covers complete nutritional information that is given for every recipe to help with dietary planning. France has a culinary tradition that is one of the finest in the world. Across the regions of France, from the sun-drenched fields of Provence to the wild and rugged Atlantic coast each area has its own atmosphere and distinctive cooking style. At the heart of French cooking are fresh ingredients, locally sourced pungent cheeses, aromatic herbs, delicate butters and creams, fresh fish and shellfish plus an array of game, poultry and meats of the highest quality. The collection of recipes featured here highlights the very best use of these ingredients, from Roquefort and Cucumber Mousse and Mediterranean Fish Stew to Burgundy Beef Stew and Apple Charlotte. The introduction gives an insight into the background of French regional cooking, while stunning photographs of every finished dish are sure to inspire you to recreate the authentic taste of France in your own home.