Cooking & Entertaining

C'est Bon: Recipes Inspired by La Grand Epicerie de Paris

Best-selling food writer Trish Deseine demonstrates how a few well-chosen, high-quality ingredients can create simple yet sublime dishes. Trish Deseine is renowned for her unpretentious approach to food, creating delicious and easy-to-prepare recipes that are always inspired and refined. Here, Trish presents more than eighty original recipes that incorporate simple, quality ingredients, often in novel combinations: from cucumber, apple, wasabi gazpacho or caramelized maple-butternut risotto with spicy grilled pecans to Matcha green tea panna cotta with dark chocolate sauce. Inspired by the fine ingredients at La Grande Epicerie de Paris—the famous gourmet food shop in the upscale Bon Marché department store—she shares her twist on both traditional French classics and dishes with a distinctly British flavor: from smoked magret of duck to pear tarte tatin, and from Welsh rarebit to Guinness cake. Ever mindful of the home chef’s tight schedule, the recipes—divided into appetizers, soups, and salads; main and side dishes; and desserts—are quick and easy to prepare. Each recipe is accompanied by tips and a suggested drink pairing. Modern yet informal, these recipes show how simple cuisine using exceptional products can yield delectable results to delight gourmets everywhere.

About The Author

Trish Deseine was born in Northern Ireland and lived in France for nearly thirty years. She has sold more than one million books worldwide, including The Paris Gourmet, and has received several awards. She hosted television shows on the BBC, UKTV Food, RTE, and the Good Food Channel. She contributes to The Guardian, The Irish Times, and French Elle.

Deirdre Rooney’s culinary photographs have been published in many books and in Martha Stewart Living, The Guardian, The Times Magazine, Grazia, Elle, Real Simple, and Gourmet.

  • Publish Date: September 18, 2018
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Cooking - Regional & Cultural - French
  • Publisher: Flammarion
  • Trim Size: 7 x 9-1/2
  • Pages: 188
  • US Price: $14.98
  • CDN Price: $19.98
  • ISBN: 978-2-08-020384-7


"80 original recipes inspired by the gourmet ingredients at La Grande Epicerie de Paris – the famous gourmet food shop in Bon Marché department store. . . . Judging this book by its cover, it should be beautiful!" –COOKBOOK JUNKIES

Author Bookshelf: Trish Deseine

Author Bookshelf: Deirdre Rooney