Simple recipes or bistro classics. Honest, fresh, and satisfying food is the essence of French country cooking—it’s not expensive or complicated and never goes out of style. Included in this irresistible cookbook by Laura Washburn are classic bistro recipes for Soups, such as Soupe au Pistou and French Onion Soup. Appetizers to try include Goat Cheese Tart and Mackerel Pâté. More substantial recipes for Meat dishes are Pork in Cider with Potatoes and Apples; Cassoulet; and Spring Lamb Stew with Vegetables. Simple yet delicious ideas for Poultry and Game include Chicken with Tarragon and Duck Breasts with Peppercorns. Traditional Fish and Seafood dishes include Sole Meunière and Mussels with Fennel, Tomatoes, Garlic, and Saffron.