Rustic French Cooking Made Easy

French cuisine has long held a revered status in the culinary world, with its intricate techniques and rich flavors captivating taste buds worldwide. However, mastering the art of French cooking can often seem daunting to aspiring home chefs. In Rustic French Cooking Made Easy, Audrey Le Goff offers a delightful solution, guiding readers through the essence of French cooking with simplicity and flair.

Audrey Le Goff, the creative mind behind the popular blog Pardon Your French, brings her passion for French cuisine to life in this cookbook. With roots in Brittany, France, Le Goff’s culinary journey began early in life, influenced by the fresh ingredients and rustic flavors of her upbringing. Her background in food photography and recipe development shines through in this beautifully crafted cookbook, where every page is a visual feast.

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What sets Rustic French Cooking Made Easy apart is its approachable yet authentic recipes. Le Goff understands that while traditional French cooking may seem intimidating, it doesn’t have to be complicated. She breaks down each recipe into simple steps, accompanied by helpful tips and techniques that demystify the cooking process.

From hearty stews to delicate pastries, the book covers a wide range of dishes that showcase the diversity of French cuisine. Whether you’re craving a classic vegetable and pesto soup or a decadent pear and almond tart, Le Goff has you covered. Each recipe is thoughtfully curated, highlighting the beauty of French cooking while ensuring that home cooks of all skill levels can recreate them with ease. One such dish is the Ficelle Picarde or cheese, ham and mushroom stuffed crepes – see our Recipe section to make this delightful and satisfying meal.

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One of the standout features of the book is its focus on seasonal ingredients. Le Goff emphasizes the importance of using fresh, locally sourced produce, paying homage to the French tradition of cooking with the bounty of each season. This not only enhances the flavor of the dishes but also promotes sustainability and a deeper connection to the food we eat.

In addition to the mouthwatering recipes, Rustic French Cooking Made Easy offers a glimpse into Le Goff’s personal culinary journey. Her anecdotes and insights add a personal touch to the book, inviting readers to join her on a culinary adventure through the French countryside. While she’s reminiscing about her many travels throughout France and the local flavours found in each region, Le Goff’s warmth and passion for food shine through on every page.

As someone who is passionate about both cooking and French culture, Rustic French Cooking Made Easy resonated with me on multiple levels. Le Goff’s reverence for her heritage and dedication to preserving its culinary traditions are evident throughout the book. Whether you’re a seasoned chef looking to expand your repertoire or a novice home cook eager to explore the world of French cuisine, this cookbook is sure to inspire and delight. Get a copy of this great cookbook at or go to our Giveaway section to win a copy!

Rustic French Cooking Made Easy is more than just a collection of recipes – it’s a celebration of the rich culinary heritage of France and a testament to the joy of cooking with passion and purpose. Audrey Le Goff’s expertise, combined with her heartfelt storytelling, makes this cookbook a must-have for anyone who appreciates good food and good company. Bon appétit!

Contents and images used with permission from Rustic French Cooking by Audrey Le Goff. Page Street Publishing Co. 2019. Photo credit: Audrey Le Goff & Karly Schaefer.