French Feasts

book-reviews-1Stéphane Reynaud’s rustic, humorous and delightfully comprehensive French Feasts (Viking Press) offers readers 299 recipes for patés, crème brulée, gâteaus, gratins, tarts, stews, and various other gastroniomical delights culled from France and her former colonies. The hefty book includes artful recipes, earthy photographs, whimsical illustrations, profiles of local producers, and scattered side-bars including “How to Make The Perfect Croissant”.