Chef Stéphane Reynaud, a butcher’s grandson, is a devotee of all things meaty (particularly porky). This book celebrates traditional French food and ingredients in all their gutsy glory, from charcuterie and terrines to roast meats and poultry – and, of course, satisfying desserts. Multi-course Sunday family feasts, of the sort the chef remembers from his childhood, are what this book is all about. Recipes such as Chicken Galantine and Cuttlefish in Ink require a certain skill level but for lovers of French cuisine, this is the book to cook from when gathering friends around a celebratory table.
Parisian chef Stephane Reynaud writes beautiful recipes that stretch from simple home cooking to fanciful dishes. In Ripailles - French for 'Feasts' - he presents the best of the French kitchen and delves into the very roots of French cuisine. Ripailles is gorgeously designed and is bursting with photographs and whimsical illustrations. More than just a cookbook, it's a treasure to adore.
Cookbook author and blogger
This wonderful cookbook covers bistro classics in an unpretentious way. I love how it trusts the home chef to be up to the task of making French favorites in their own kitchen.
Co-founder of Leon