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The Old World Kitchen

The Rich Tradition of European Peasant Cooking

560 Pages

Published November 2013

The Old World Kitchen
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"The best cookbook no one's ever heard of."
—MARK BITTMAN

"Through her eloquent writing and delicious recipes, Elizabeth Luard is able to bring us back in touch with the sources of real nourishment. This is a wonderful, inspiring and important book." —ALICE WATERS, founder and owner of Chez Panisse and the author of The Art of Simple Food

A classic on the essentials of European cooking

Award-winning food writer Elisabeth Luard joyously salutes the foundations of modern Western cooking with recipes collected during more than twenty-five years of travel and research, many of them spent living in rural France, Spain, Greece, Ireland, and Italy. This definitive collection of over three hundred time-tested recipes from twenty-five European countries is an indispensable guide to the simple, delicious, and surprisingly exotic dishes of peasant Europe.

Praises

“Through her eloquent writing and delicious recipes, Elizabeth Luard is able to bring us back in touch with the sources of real nourishment. This is a wonderful, inspiring and important book.” —ALICE WATERS, founder and owner of Chez Panisse and the author of The Art of Simple Food

“The best at describing ‘the cuisine of the necessary’ in European peasant life. Filled with … gems.”
—MARK BITTMAN, author of How to Cook Everything

“This book is fascinating. I believe all cooking originates from family or peasant roots and this is a testimony to that belief.” —JACQUES PEPIN, author of The Art of Cooking

“Puts other outpourings in the shade, such is its range, passion, erudition and downright deliciousness.” —The Guardian

“One of the great cook books of all time.” —The Mail on Sunday

“An awesome collection of recipes… Luard writes with authoritative enthusiasm.” —New Statesman
“Through her eloquent writing and delicious recipes, Elizabeth Luard is able to bring us back in touch with the sources of real nourishment. This is a wonderful, inspiring and important book.” —ALICE WATERS, founder and owner of Chez Panisse and the author of The Art of Simple Food

“The best at describing ‘the cuisine of the necessary’ in European peasant life. Filled with … gems.”
—MARK BITTMAN, author of How to Cook Everything

“This book is fascinating. I believe all cooking originates from family or peasant roots and this is a testimony to that belief.” —JACQUES PEPIN, author of The Art of Cooking

“Puts other outpourings in the shade, such is its range, passion, erudition and downright deliciousness.” —The Guardian

“One of the great cook books of all time.” —The Mail on Sunday

“An awesome collection of recipes… Luard writes with authoritative enthusiasm.” —New Statesman

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