Author(s): Shannon Bennett
Shannon Bennett is the proprietor of the multiple award-winning Vue de monde Restaurant in Melbourne (3 Hats, Age Good Food Guide 2009) and one of Australia's finest chefs. With My French Vue, he aimed to create a book that applied his opinions and ideals about food to everyday life and brought his knowledge and experience into the home and onto the family dinner table. The result is My French Vue, a very accessible and user-friendly cookbook which presents French cuisine that is easy to cook but in no way compromises on flavour. The belief that the principles of fine dining as well as an appreciation of the finer things in life can be a common feature in every household permeates this beautifully presented cookbook. Readers can almost taste the dishes with Simon Griffith's magnificent photography while Bennett's creativity and imagination takes modern French cuisine to a mouth-watering new high. My French Vue brings fantastic French food to your table easily. My French Vue caters for a variety of events and occasions. Perhaps a romantic dinner of Avocado Soup with Smoked Salmon Rillettes, Bouillabaisse Risotto and Honeycomb Souffle? Or a hearty family meal of French Onion Soup, Coq au Vin and Raspberry Tart, or maybe a lazy Sunday snack of Eggs Cocotte with Peas and Bacon or Welsh Rarebit? There is even an unusual recipe for cheese on toast that Bennett likes so much he has placed it on his Cafe Vue menu.