I recently had the chance to meet Wini Moranville author of the coobook: Bonne Femme Cookbook – Simple, Splendid Food French Women Cook Everyday. She was teaching a class on French cooking at A Thyme For Everything, using the simple and easy recipes from her cookbook. La Bonne Femme is French for “the good wife,” but in French cuisine, it refers to a style of cooking–namely, the fresh, honest, and simple cuisine served at home, no matter who does the actual cooking, femme, mari (husband), or partenaire domestique.
Moranville is a freelance writer from Des Moines, Iowa who has been able to spend many summers in France and has learned all the trips and techniques to great French cooking. She has taken that experience and created this cookbook.
For her demonstration, Moranville created an easy delicious meal in about 30 minutes using recipes from the cookbook. Recipes included Butterhead Lettuce with Walnuts and Comté (kom-TAY) cheese. Comté is a popular cheese from France. Pork Chop with Mustard Caper Sauce, Any Night Baked Rice and Glazed Carrots.
All ingredients in the dishes Moranville prepared and all the dishes in the cookbook including the Comte cheese are readily available at any supermarket. Moranville says that if she could not find the ingredient in Des Moines, the recipe did not go in the cookbook.
I was graciously sent two copies of this cookbook by PR by the Book, one for me and one to giveaway!
I have had a chance to browse through this book and the recipes are amazing. They really are simple but packed with flavor. I cannot wait to try some of them out.
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For more information on Moranville or Bonne Femme visit, chezbonnefemme.com.
In Good Taste,