Tuesday, April 1, 2008

French Cooking in Ten Minutes by Edourd de Pomaine

Between recipes for onion soup, filet of sole with mushrooms, pork chops with apple sauce and sugared crepes (all in under 10 minutes), Pomiane is urging you to turn on some jazz, take a second sip of wine, and fling open the window. Pomiane was so easygoing, so sensual, so wise. He was also a great advertisement for his own advice: when he died in 1964 M. de Pomiane was ninety years old.

Read Ruth Reichl's column about Pomiane's cookbook in Gourmet.