Saturday, February 1, 2014

Four Tiny French Cookbooks


Aren't these little cookbooks from Marabout just adorable? And they are indeed little--the pages measure about 3" x 3". There are many more in the series, and I've decided to try to pick one up each time we visit the French hypermarché Carrefour.





Each book is centered around the use of one whole food, such as bell peppers, or a branded convenience item popular with French and Belgians. As you can imagine, a number of cheeses are well-represented (note the topic of three out of the four books I've bought thus far). I like that each recipe has an accompanying photo, and the styling is lovely. 

Though I don't bake a lot of sweets these days, I'd like to have the book about Nutella (which comes in a set with silicone molds), as I tend to end up with a lot of half-eaten jars of Nutella due to The Boy's insistence that it gets "old" after being open for just a few days.

In case you're wondering, I've looked through all four of these books and been inspired, but I haven't actually made any of the recipes yet. For one thing, my once-quite-good French is a bit rusty now, so I know I'll have to translate certain things. All of the recipes are uncomplicated, though.

By the way, Marabout has some fun Pinterest boards. And if you're a cheese-freak, you might like to visit my Fondue and Raclette board as well. Bon appétit!

16 comments:

Helena said...

They aren't half petite! Do let us know how recipe number 1 goes!

Deanna said...

These books are really adorable although I don't speak French so I'd be lost!

Alison Agnew said...

I love these little cookery books! I have an unnatural tendency to buy cook books every time I see them! Thank you for stopping by Nancherrow! I would love for you to link up at Fridays Unfolded later this week! #SITSblogging

Alison
Nancherrow

Alena Belleque said...

SO CUTE!!! ♥ I would love to add these to my collection, somehow. What fun!! I'm definitely looking forward to finding out which books you get next - and to reading your blog, in general!

Hausfrau said...

Helena, I will hopefully cook something soon from one of these books rather than just looking at them! Will let you know how it goes!

Deanna, I found these books so appealing that I might have bought them even without knowing any French!

Alison, Thank you for stopping by! Hopefully I can participate in Fridays Unfolded.

Alena, Thank you for those thoughts. Very glad to have you here!

Cindy said...

these are so cute! thank you for sharing!

Huppie Mama said...

I absolutely love cheese - I bet these recipes are amazing!!

Coco @ Got2Run4Me said...

Oh how cute! My parents used to make raclette when we were in Switzerland. Yum! (Stopping by from SITS)

Courtney said...

Cutest little books I've ever seen!! I'd be buying them up too :)

Love from SITS!

Cyndi Murdoch said...

Those little cookbooks are just too cute. They would help me brush up on my French! Popping in from SITS.

Cynthia @ You Signed Up For What?! said...

I really love those cookbooks! We have a French au pair who lives with us, and I have been learning a couple things about French cooking, but would really love to delve into it more! #SITSBlogging

Cole Nemeth said...

Adorable! These pictures are making me hungry!

Dana Renee said...

These cookbooks are such great little treasures! I love finding ones like these at flea markets and thrift stores. Please share how the recipes turn out! #SITSBlogging

Dana Renee said...

These cookbooks are such great little treasures! I love finding ones like these at flea markets and thrift stores. Please share how the recipes turn out! #SITSBlogging

Lauren Hairston said...

These are adorable! I need to get my butt back to France because it has been waaay too long (2006!).

Hausfrau said...

Lauren--they are awfully cute, aren't they? I managed to refrain from buying another one on my last trip to Carrefour, but I imagine I'll pick up a new one sometime soon!

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