French BistroRestaurant-Quality Recipes for Appetizers, Entrées, Desserts, and Drinks



French Bistro takes you into the world of cozy French neighborhoods and cuisine with a charming design and gorgeous, photographs. Discover the joys of French cooking.

The corner bistro offers all the highlights of French cuisine: crepes, bouillabaisse, ratatouille, and beef bourguignonne-all with rustic flair, simple ingredients, and impeccable flavors. Now, with Maria Zihammou’s French Bistro, you can cook up the authentic tastes of France in your own kitchen. Each recipe shows how intricate meals steeped in culinary tradition can be re-created with simple techniques using modern ingredients and equipment. This is a tribute to proper French cuisine, featuring bistro takes on such classics as:

-Marinated olives
-Croque-monsieur and croque-madame: open sandwich with ham and cheese
-Pan-bagnat: picnic sandwich with tuna and veggies
-Quiche lorraine
-Soupe à l’oignon: French onion soup
-Entrecôte with béarnaise.

In addition, a chapter on cheese shows the proper making of a cheese course-a French tradition.
French Bistro takes you into the world of cozy French neighborhoods and cuisine with a charming design and gorgeous, photographs. Discover the joys of French cooking and be inspired by passionate food!

Maria Zihammou is a freelance journalist and food stylist. In her inspiring cooking philosophy, the raw ingredients are key, the cooking is simple, and the food is a delight to eat.

Åsa Dahlgren is a food photographer.