Cookbook giveaway - In a French Kitchen

In a French KitchenEven before Susan Herrmann Loomis wrote her now-classic memoir, On Rue Tatin, American readers have been compelled by books about the French's ease with cooking. With In a French Kitchen, Loomis--an expat who long ago traded her American grocery store for a bustling French farmer's market--demystifies in lively prose the seemingly effortless je ne sais quoi behind a simple French meal.

Loomis graciously provided us with a substantial excerpt from the book, and you can find details on her book tour in the EYB World Calendar of Cookbook Events.

We're delighted to offer two copies of In a French Kitchen to EYB Members in the United States. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

What traditional French dish do you most enjoy making?

Please note that you must be signed into the Rafflecopter contest before posting the comment or your entry won't be counted. Entries from non-Members or from Members outside the US will be discarded. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends September 2, 2015. 



  • angelanorr  on  8/5/2015 at 6:29 PM

    Potato Galettes

  • adrienneyoung  on  8/5/2015 at 6:34 PM


  • chata  on  8/5/2015 at 7:32 PM

    Salade Nicoise, witch chicken instead of tuna.

  • ballen  on  8/5/2015 at 8:39 PM

    Coq au vin

  • Clove  on  8/5/2015 at 11:40 PM

    Coq au vin - delicious and in wintery Melbourne, so warm and comforting right now!

  • Titch  on  8/6/2015 at 6:25 AM

    Coq au vin

  • vickster  on  8/6/2015 at 7:32 AM


  • kedmiston  on  8/6/2015 at 7:41 AM

    I'm all about the sweets, so crème brûlée!

  • bopper  on  8/6/2015 at 8:18 AM

    coq au vin is mine

  • Biffo  on  8/6/2015 at 12:19 PM

    I love to make Moules à la crème Normande, which is Mussels cooked with white wine, cream, garlic, and french cider.

  • jenniesb  on  8/6/2015 at 2:09 PM

    I love making croissants - not sure if they originated in France (I think so), but I love layering the butter/dough and rolling it and seeing it transform into the many-layered baked delicacy that results - it's a very rewarding recipe (done right!!).

  • Katiefayhutson  on  8/6/2015 at 10:02 PM

    Pate choux and croissants.

  • helenaj  on  8/6/2015 at 11:37 PM

    French potatoes (not French fries).

  • RuthHarwood  on  8/7/2015 at 2:21 AM

    Croissants xx

  • AndieG52  on  8/7/2015 at 12:37 PM

    Coquilles St. Jacques a la Breton

  • JuneHawk  on  8/7/2015 at 1:39 PM

    Creme brulee, madelaines, and quiche!

  • vinochic  on  8/7/2015 at 3:56 PM

    mousse au chocolat

  • tcjanes  on  8/7/2015 at 11:11 PM

    Crème brulee.

  • Siegal  on  8/8/2015 at 9:29 AM

    I love tart tartin

  • jennyatkinson  on  8/8/2015 at 1:06 PM

    Love baking plum or apple galettes and rustic sourdough bread

  • matag  on  8/8/2015 at 2:25 PM


  • Colonel.Blink  on  8/9/2015 at 3:40 AM

    Coquilles St. Jacques

  • annieski  on  8/9/2015 at 2:54 PM


  • rchesser  on  8/9/2015 at 2:56 PM


  • pandapotamus  on  8/9/2015 at 7:18 PM

    onion soup!

  • ravensfan  on  8/10/2015 at 7:41 AM

    croque monsieur

  • annmartina  on  8/10/2015 at 8:39 AM


  • jd5761  on  8/10/2015 at 10:26 AM

    Coq au vin

  • pgarcia  on  8/10/2015 at 12:25 PM

    I think Quiche Lorraine!

  • DFed  on  8/10/2015 at 1:51 PM

    mousse au chocolat is a family favorite!

  • ecasey830  on  8/10/2015 at 6:56 PM


  • Nancith  on  8/11/2015 at 8:04 AM

    ragout or ratatouille

  • sillyvy  on  8/12/2015 at 9:13 PM

    coq au vin

  • Larkspur  on  8/13/2015 at 5:44 AM

    There's a Provincial potato and garlic soup that I love to make.

  • Mariarosa  on  8/14/2015 at 6:23 PM

    Coq au Vin!

  • Mariarosa  on  8/14/2015 at 6:24 PM

    Boeuf Bourguignon!

  • degustateur  on  8/14/2015 at 6:38 PM

    Ris de Veau (sweetbreads)

  • katesmom99  on  8/14/2015 at 7:25 PM

    Creme Renversee au Caramel

  • percussion03  on  8/14/2015 at 9:02 PM


  • sgump  on  8/14/2015 at 11:21 PM

    This time of year, definitely ratatouille

  • JanScholl  on  8/14/2015 at 11:44 PM

    Country bread. I don't think French food is very vegetarian friendly, so I will go with my favorite food. Bread.

  • lhudson  on  8/15/2015 at 7:45 AM

    Quiche, make it all the time.

  • theresan  on  8/15/2015 at 8:46 AM

    I love the pastries and sauces.

  • lsgourmet  on  8/15/2015 at 9:19 AM

    Bouillabaisse, by far the best thing the French ever shared with the rest of us..

  • skinnelly  on  8/15/2015 at 10:42 AM

    Chocolate Bouchons

  • Sfgordon  on  8/15/2015 at 1:07 PM

    Macarons, pate a choux, and creme anglaise (but what a hassle to strain it....)

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  8/15/2015 at 5:32 PM

    In the summer I make lots of ratatouille tian.

  • TheSpicedLife  on  8/15/2015 at 11:02 PM

    For dessert, something chocolate and creamy, like mousse. For savory, something braised from the south of France.

  • chawkins  on  8/16/2015 at 8:13 AM

    Potato gratin.

  • ladibyrd  on  8/16/2015 at 8:18 AM

    Love the simplicity of clafoutis and baguettes.

  • earthnfire  on  8/16/2015 at 8:48 AM

    Would love to learn how to make a good french onion soup, and to learn more about crepes.

  • echilt5  on  8/16/2015 at 7:30 PM


  • Sara  on  8/18/2015 at 7:56 PM

    I love to make--and eat--beef bourguignon.

  • monique.potel  on  8/21/2015 at 10:45 AM

    i love Susan Loomis books i own a couple of them and would love to get this one i have a US address

  • tjnelson1hotmail  on  8/21/2015 at 10:01 PM

    creme caramel

  • nadiam1000  on  8/24/2015 at 7:03 AM

    Tarte Tatin, Quiche, Clafoutis with summer cherries, Creme Brulee - I am all about the baking and recently made hubby a fruit tatr for his birthday "cake" I would love to master croissant and puff pastry...

  • Deneenm  on  8/24/2015 at 8:31 PM

    tarte tatin

  • ianapoli  on  8/29/2015 at 3:15 PM

    Quiche Lorraine. tarte aux fruits. brioche. and much, much more!

  • CaitlinMairi  on  8/29/2015 at 3:19 PM

    My favorite thing to make is banana and Nutella crepes because it was my go to meal when I lived in Paris as a broke college student.

  • Diane51  on  8/29/2015 at 3:31 PM

    Crepes Suzette; my husband loves the way the aroma of the crepes fills the air as I'm making them. Very comforting.

  • lauriesk  on  8/29/2015 at 3:32 PM

    I would like to make more French dishes. I do make quiche.

  • jcochran  on  8/29/2015 at 4:35 PM

    Pear, Gorgonzola and caramelized onion galette!

  • alicebrody  on  8/29/2015 at 6:54 PM

    Tarte Tatin, clafoutis

  • elysek  on  8/29/2015 at 7:28 PM

    sole bonne femme

  • topdawg11  on  8/29/2015 at 8:04 PM


  • Deneenm  on  8/29/2015 at 8:53 PM

    tarte tatin

  • jaburg  on  8/29/2015 at 11:31 PM

    Beef Bourguignon

  • JessieV  on  8/29/2015 at 11:46 PM


  • Katynstevensmom  on  8/30/2015 at 1:54 AM


  • auntietina  on  8/30/2015 at 2:37 AM

    Ratatouille would be my fave.

  • ljskop  on  8/30/2015 at 9:37 AM


  • mpd  on  8/30/2015 at 10:36 AM

    Galette des rois

  • patsylu  on  8/30/2015 at 4:08 PM


  • Beckiemas  on  8/30/2015 at 9:24 PM

    I love making a clafoutis

  • gbc3304  on  8/31/2015 at 9:48 AM

    mousse au chocolat - easy and the perfect dessert

  • smccandless  on  8/31/2015 at 10:53 AM

    Bouillabaisse! --It's our Christmas Eve tradition.

  • bfg67  on  8/31/2015 at 12:14 PM

    creme brulee

  • thirstyk007  on  9/1/2015 at 1:14 PM

    Croque Monsieur and Madame

  • cooperlizzy4  on  9/1/2015 at 4:01 PM

    Crem brule!

  • wjsisung  on  9/2/2015 at 6:11 AM

    Looking forward to learning to cook French

  • GRIFTERASSASIN  on  9/2/2015 at 9:12 AM

    Coq au vin

  • LyJo79  on  9/2/2015 at 11:36 AM

    I love a warm cherry clafoutis with a drizzle of vanilla cream. Yum!

  • worstkeptsecret  on  9/2/2015 at 3:43 PM

    Coq Au Vin :)

  • Marietjie_Wessels  on  9/2/2015 at 3:56 PM

    boeuf bourguignon and Crêpe Suzette

  • centraljersey  on  9/2/2015 at 5:58 PM

    I make yogurt cake with the recipe from On Rue Tatin -- easy, and I like the chocolate twist.

  • tmcginty  on  9/2/2015 at 7:51 PM

    Onion soup!

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