The Kitchen Book & the Cook Book
For cooks who love to read, here are two gastronomical memoirs in one volume that are funny, wise, full of inspiration and delight.
Nicolas Freeling began his working life as an apprentice cook in a large French hotel and his writing is drawn from those experiences. This is a delicious blend of the culinary and the literary, and include such recipes as cinnamon lamb stew and bouillabaisse, all charmingly floating about in a consistently entertaining text.
The Kitchen Book & The Cook Book will find a place close to any cook's heart.
Nicolas Freeling became famous for his crime novels, especially his Van der Valk series. His novels have both popular and critical appeal and received awards including an Edgar Award, a French Grand Prix, and a Gold Dagger Award. In later years, he wrote a series of cookbooks and, in keeping with his reputation as a master of suspense, Freeling's cookbooks are as engaging as a whodunnit mystery.