How can a good cook become a great cook? It's all in the details. Becoming a good cook means learning principles that will last you a lifetime in the kitchen; with Simply French, you will never cook the same way again. Knowing when to season and how Appreciating the simple process of reducing a sauce Allowing meats and poultry to rest so they release maximum flavor The simple art of straining a sauce for a refined condensed flavor Knowing why dried herbs are no substitute for fresh In Simply French acclaimed food critic and best-selling author of Trattoria Patricia Wells works side by side with award-winning French chef Joel Robuchon to distill the best of the French table for the American cook. Among the 125 exciting recipes youll find in Simply French are Potatoes "Chanteduc," a perfect Roast Chicken, Beef Tenderloin Roasted in Herb-Infused Salt Crust, Marbleized Chocolate Wafers, and Cinnamon-Chocolate Mousse.