Dinner with Patricia Wells - SOLD OUT!


Patricia WellsWho: Celebrated cookbook author Patricia Wells.

What: Discussing her beautiful (and useful!) new book, The French Kitchen Cookbook over dinner.

When: Friday, 1 November 2013 at 7 PM. - THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

How much: $110 for two -- includes dinner and a signed copy of The French Kitchen Cookbook

$75 for one -- includes dinner a signed copy of The French Kitchen Cookbook.

Where: Rakestraw Books.

Why you should care: It's a master class in fresh, delicious, French-inspired cooking.

Since 1995, students have waited months and sometimes years for the privilege of learning to cook with Patricia Wells at Chanteduc, her eighteenth-century Provencal farmhouse, and at her Parisian cooking studio. Now, the culinary legend invites home cooks into her life in France, making the recipes from her popular classes available to fans who dream of embarking on their own gastronomic adventure in the world's culinary capital.

Beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated with stunning color photographs, The French Kitchen Cookbook offers simple yet profound pleasures to Patricia's students: the satisfaction of preparing a perfect fruit tart; the gratification of extracting a warm, fragrant, golden brioche from the oven; the giddiness of sharing a meal with a group of former strangers who quickly become lifelong friends.

Patricia's meticulously written recipes explain the basics -- rules that will help anyone become a better cook -- while providing the deep satisfaction that comes from creating exquisite food that extracts the best of fresh ingredients. Here are some of her best recipes for appetizers, desserts, and everything in between, dishes inspired by the vibrant Provencal countryside and the bustle of Parisian life, including Ham and Cheese Squares with Cornichons, Pear, Fennel, Belgian and Curried Walnut Salad, a vegetable rich Winter version of Pistou, and so much more.

"The French Kitchen Cookbook is about a way of life and a lifestyle of food and entertaining," Patricia writes. "It is all about the joys of combining good food, good wine, and friends altogether around the table -- an experience we can enjoy day in and day out, any time."

This Patricia's third visit to Rakestraw Books -- she feels like an old friend -- and we are so thrilled that she is coming back. Please join us for a warm, friendly, and fun evening! THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT>



Event date: 
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
550 Hartz Ave
94526 Danville
The French Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Lessons from Paris and Provence Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062088918
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Published: William Morrow Cookbooks - October 22nd, 2013