The Hands On French Cookbook

Connect with French through Simple, Healthy Cooking

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Pub Date 02 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 22 Dec 2022

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If you think French food is complicated, decadent, and heavy, think again! If you think learning and exploring another language is difficult or boring, think again! And if you think cooking French food and learning French at the same time is impossible, teacher and home cook Elisabeth de Châtillon is here to prove you wrong. It might sound too good to be true, but The Hands On French Cookbook is full of healthy, simple French recipes that you can make for friends and family while you learn not only the French language but also a little bit about French culture in a relaxed, fun, tasty way.

Author's Note: I chose 10 recipes especially for your cooking as well as language lessons. Cooking the recipes will help you actively learn the language: "What the hand does, the mind remembers..." My favorite quote from Maria Montessori. That is why this book has been inspired by TPR (Total Physical Response), a fun, hands-on teaching tool that allows you to learn a language by incorporating specific physical tasks with commands. It's the same way you learned your native language through looking, listening, responding and doing. You can make this cookbook your own. Learn actively some French at your own pace while cooking simple and easy recipes to follow. By the way, since it is a bilingual book in French and English, French readers will also learn English words and phrases.

Some main dish and dessert recipes include:

Crustless Quiche with Yellow Squash, Ricotta and Parmesan

Buckwheat Crepes with Salmon

Potatoes Gratin

Silky Chocolate Mousse

Yogurt Cake

Kings' Galette with Almond Cream

Last but not the least, I wanted readers to hear how to pronounce the French words and phrases, so I recorded myself reading the main recipes in French. To listen to the recordings that go with this book, please visit www.handsonfrench.com. This will help you practice the French pronunciation as you read this book at your own pace.

The Hands On French Cookbook makes a wonderful gift for holidays and birthdays.

If you think French food is complicated, decadent, and heavy, think again! If you think learning and exploring another language is difficult or boring, think again! And if you think cooking French...


Advance Praise

"A perfect book for anyone who'd like to recreate the flavors of France in their own kitchen, while improving their language skills." --Linda Lappin, award-winning writer and writing teacher

★★★★★ "This is such a good idea. Lovely, mouth watering recipes written both in English and French. What an exciting way to learn French! Such a great idea. The verbs, top tips and photos all mix together to make a very novel way to learn how to cook, whilst also learning some French. Fantastic!!!" --Jackie Oldfield, Educator

★★★★★ "The Hands On French Cookbook is magnifique! Author Elisabeth de Châtillon's background in education is clear as she takes her readers through the mechanics of how they can learn French while cooking the simple but delicious recipes." --Hall Ways Blog

"A perfect book for anyone who'd like to recreate the flavors of France in their own kitchen, while improving their language skills." --Linda Lappin, award-winning writer and writing teacher

★★★★★...


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Featured Reviews

Loved the recipes here. Have made a ton in the last few months. Think this would fit well in anyones home. Thanks to Books Go Social for the arc for my honest review.

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This cookbook has some healthy versions of staple French food sprinkled in with some French in an effort to help you learn the language. In theory, this is a marvelous idea especially as it is geared at teaching some essential vocabulary. Whether to order a meal out or to know what to buy at the grocery store, this is great vocabulary to know. In practice, most people skip over the explanations and go straight to the ingredients (what do I need?) and basic instructions (what do I need to do to make my recipe look remotely like it should and taste like it too?). Therefore, the bulk of how this information is being presented and where the language is being explained is going to be skipped over. The recipes are good alternatives and it's that the appendix also includes alternatives and the original recipes at times too.

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I want to thank Netgalley and the author for gifting me the ebook. A absolutely beautiful cookbook. The photos are beautiful. I love how the recipe is in French/English. The recipes look amazing and fairly easy. I can't wait to try some of them out. Thank you again! I will be going back to this recipe book over and over.

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Great cookbook for anyone who wants try something different and impress people
I cooked few items in book and my husband won't stop asking for me cook again

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I love this cookbook! The bilingual approach is absolutely brilliant because it can be used by readers of all levels of French and English. The recipes are fun, and there are dishes for all levels of cooks. This is something I'll return to time and time again.

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Recipes and a French language lesson....

This is a unique idea. Take a few healthy recipe and pair it with a corresponding French language lesson and add in photos. Violå.

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"The Hands On French Cookbook is a cookbook with a unique approach. This book combines classic (and some non-classic) French recipes, with all text translated into both French and English. This allows the reader to both cook these achievable recipes and learn some French phrases at the same time.

My only criticism is that I would have liked to see more photographs of the methods and techniques, as novice cooks usually benefit from visuals accompanying text.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Très intéressant! My knowledge of French cooking and the language was not great but this author has a unique way of explaining both. This would be an amazing book for anyone wanting to learn French! Very immersive style of teaching.

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Lovely french cookbook is for those who are just starting to get into cooking with classic French recipies

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This title will make an excellent addition to anyone who loves cookbooks. It can be daunting for some, if they are new to these foods, but possibly a welcome challenge.

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