Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Cooking French The Cuisine of Paris and Northern France|
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
· In this series the stars of French cuisine teach you how to prepare their signature dishes and regional specialties against a background of stunning vistas, folklore, and tradition. Each DVD contains instructions for... more »
Interesting look at France
kalyson | Sacramento, CA USA | 09/30/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The quality of the recording and production is very good. The show has a tour-like quality and shows important sites and monuments in France and briefly mentions the history behind them. The chefs are obviously quite skilled. The main complaint I had was the number of errors the narrator makes. This woman clearly is not a cook. She frequently identifies ingredients incorrectly. If you are watching the film you see her repeatedly confuse chives and shallots, call "slicing" "chopping", etc. In one case, she points out the chef is adding onions and ginger to the pan, then next says he's adding garlic when it is clearly lemongrass that is being added. Major steps are missing in the baking recipes. It is rather annoying. You can not learn much about cooking from this film. It is much better as a tourist show.
Still, it's fun to watch if that is what you are looking for."