Scallops & Asparagus with Lemon Mousseline Sauce
Cookbook Reviews

Les Marches Francais

Cookbook by: Brian Defehr & Pauline Boldt

Picture of the cover of Les Marches Francais Cookbook

“It’s all in the true spirit of market cooking, letting spontaneity and a sense of fun be the guiding lights to the adventure,” Brian Defehr. Les Marches Francais is a great cookbook. I picked it up as it is cooking for the seasons from the Paris markets. I didn’t realize this cookbook was gluten free when I purchased it. 

The recipes were very delicious and easy to follow. Les Marches Francais feeds my love for Paris and it’s wonderful food. 

Picture of Corn Pasta in White Bowl

Corn Pasta Salad with Avocado, Lime &
Sun-dried Tomato

A good pasta salad is one of my favorite things to eat. I couldn’t located corn fussili as the recipe calls for so I used brown rice pasta (I wanted to keep the recipe gluten free). 

The salad was great and the dressing was even better. This recipe is definietly going to be one I make again. I may try it with zucchini noodles next time instead of pasta. 

Scallops & Asparagus with Lemon Mousseline Sauce

Scallops & Asparagus with Lemon
Mousseline Sauce

I am a big fan of hollandaise sauce and mousseline sauce is the same sauce with the addition of whipped heavy cream. Asparagus is something that I don’t cook very often but very much enjoy. 

This recipe was put together really well. The scallops and sauce were a great pair and with the addition of the asparagus it was a perfect meal. Another recipe that will be in my regular rotation. 

Cookbook Ratings: Recipe directions easy to follow: yes, Ingredients easy to find: yes, Specialty ingredients needed: yes, Specialty equipment needed: no, Accurate time estimates: yes, Best for home chef skill level: intermediate, Taste/flavor: delicious, Family friendly: yes, specialty diet: gluten free, How many recipes are unique: most, overall cookbook rating: love it

I loved this cookbook. Les Marches Francais is a great cookbook for anyone, not just people who eat gluten free. The variety of recipes allow for everyone to find something that they will love. I find the directions to be clear and easy to follow. 

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