Simply Truffles: Recipes and Stories That Capture the Essence of the Black Diamond (Hardcover)
“Patricia Wells may be the highest American authority on French food since Julia Child.”
“[Wells] knows the edible landscape better than anybody.”
—Los Angeles Times
In her landmark cookbook, Simply Truffles, celebrated author and renowned cooking school teacher Patricia Wells shares the secrets behind the mysterious black truffle—offering foodies, culinary students, Francophiles, and everyone who loves French cooking a wealth of truffle lore, wine pairings, lush, full-color photographs, and more than fifty outstanding recipes, all good enough to stand on their own, with or without truffles. From Creamy Polenta with Truffles and Poached Eggs to Truffled Croque Monsieur to Pecorino-Romano and Truffle Pizza, Simply Truffles is more than just a cookbook—it’s a complete guide to one of the world’s rarest delicacies.
About the Author
Patricia Wells is a journalist, author, and teacher who runs the popular cooking school At Home with Patricia Wells in Paris and Provence. She has won four James Beard Awards and the French government has honored her as a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, recognizing her contribution to French culture. A former New York Times reporter, she is the only foreigner and the only woman to serve as restaurant critic for a major French publication, L'Express. She served as the global restaurant critic for the International Herald Tribune for more than twenty-five years. She lives in Paris and Provence with her husband, Walter Wells.
“If you have that truffle craving and are not the recipient of a fat trust fund, you’re better off buying a truffle and cooking it yourself. . . . Patricia Wells comes to the rescue. . . . . A powerhouse cooking teacher and cookbook author.”