About Marguerite's French Kitchen

I started to think about 'The Kitchen' after watching Julia on Netflix, which starred the lovely Sarah Lancashire, which was both hilarious and informative. Although not biographical, it told the story about the French cook, Julia Child, who brough the art of French cooking and cuisine to the "servantless housewife!" Not having really looked at French cuisine as part of my culinary repertoire, I thought - I could do that; not create a cook book or television show, but I could actually get to grips with a new way of cooking. The more I thought about it, the more I thought, I could do this and share my travails with you, my dear reader.

So here we are, with blog site set up, which I have never done before (every day is a school day!), recipe books sorted and enthusiasm mustered. I hope that you too may find some enthusiasm and partake in our conversations as you journey with me through my successes' and failures, as I chronical my antics in 'The Kitchen'. 

Recipe Books

If you wish to join me on this journey of culinary discovery, recipes will come from 3 main cook books:

The Best Ever French Cooking Course by Carole Clements & Elizabeth Wolf-Cohen (ISBN 1-84309-340-5)

Le Cordon Bleu Classic French Cookbook - Centenary Collection (ISBN 0-7513-0142-6)

Both these books can be purchased very cheaply from 2nd hand book sellers on-line

And of course - a late Christmas present from hubby:

Mastering the Art of French Cooking Vol.1 + 2 by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle & Simone Beck (ISBN 978-1-846-14365-6