Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Culinaria France” as Want to Read:
Culinaria France
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Culinaria France

4.34  ·  Rating Details ·  188 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Food and culture are inexorably tied together. Culinaria reports on every aspect of a country's cuisine within the context of the people who created it. Profusely illustrated with spectacular photography and abundantly peppered with authentic recipes, these volumes are a treat for both the mind and the palate.
Paperback, 468 pages
Published October 15th 2008 by H.F. Ullmann (first published 1999)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Culinaria France, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Culinaria France

The Joy of Cooking by Irma S. RombauerHow to Cook Everything by Mark BittmanMastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia ChildBetter Homes and Gardens New Cook Book by Better Homes and GardensThe New Best Recipe by Cook's Illustrated Magazine
Best Cookbooks
1,093 books — 1,020 voters
Madeline by Ludwig BemelmansLes Misérables by Victor HugoThe Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria RilkeSwann's Way by Marcel ProustA Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Little Bit of Paris
152 books — 60 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Steven Peterson
Sep 13, 2009 Steven Peterson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one volume in a series on national cuisine. But the books are actually more than that. They also tell us some about the culture; there are some very nice photos throughout. The author, at the outset, notes that, since the volume covers a country with many different foods, "Even a comprehensive book like this one cannot do justice to them all." He observes that the intent, then, is "focused on certain selected products which will highlight the flair, expertise, and skill of famous and les ...more
Alain Harvey
Dec 24, 2012 Alain Harvey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cooking
This isn't a cook book as we know it - it's more than that. Culinaria has created a whole series, so you can find not only France, but other countries like Spain, Greece, Russia, Canada, Italy etc. ... It's a book about a specific country, but looking at it from the "kitchen's" point of view ;) Culinaria tells a story, a story of how each region of given country was 'created' by it's food. How life is still surrounded by local produce, regional traditional cuisine and it's people - people with, ...more
Evin
Feb 12, 2009 Evin rated it it was amazing
This book transports me back to my aunt's kitchen in France! The details are astounding in each section. Photographs of foods with description of use make this the most thorough book I've found that also offers beautiful artwork. I've only found similarly wonderful books in France so I relish using this one. Each recipe is complete and considers the reader by including the ingredient amounts in grams AND in American measurements (ounces, pounds).

Furthermore, the book is divided by region so you
...more
Cheri
Mar 12, 2011 Cheri rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite set of cookbooks. These are like travel guides. Each region is carefully explained, and the food that region is known for is detailed. The pictures are exquisite. The books are so heavy that I have to get them down off the shelf for my mom and put her at the dining room table (as she's too little to hold these in her lap)! I have not made many of the recipes out of them, but I have made some breads, soups, and coq au vin out of France. Each one turned out very well, although ...more
Anula
Feb 26, 2012 Anula rated it it was amazing
As it is a book about food, there are some recipes, followed by beautiful photos, but not a lot of them. This is more of a tale, introduction to a world of French food. See my full review here http://www.anulaskitchen.com/2010/01/...
Benjamin Chandler
Incredibly informative—especially when it comes to French wines and cheeses—but the design of the book prevents me from giving it a 4-star rating. Each of the Culinaria books seems to follow a different layout, and this one was my least favorite.
Jennifer
Nov 14, 2007 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
French gastronomy porn.
Kathy Peveler
Nov 17, 2011 Kathy Peveler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book but careful, it will make you hungry!
Ginny
May 11, 2012 Ginny rated it really liked it
Shelves: paris
Wow. Food porn..just fascinating.
Thecajungirl
Feb 21, 2016 Thecajungirl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have three Culinaria books: France, Germany and Hungary. I have read them all several times. I Simply love them.
Barbara
Barbara rated it really liked it
Apr 17, 2013
Soke Ahmadi
Soke Ahmadi rated it really liked it
Dec 29, 2015
Heather
Heather rated it really liked it
Jan 06, 2008
Jo horner
Jo horner rated it it was amazing
Aug 13, 2007
Connie
Connie rated it really liked it
Aug 14, 2008
Matt
Matt rated it really liked it
Oct 31, 2011
Martina Faulkner
Martina Faulkner rated it it was amazing
Mar 17, 2017
Marie Aponte
Marie Aponte rated it really liked it
Mar 25, 2015
Leslie
Leslie rated it really liked it
Jul 03, 2007
Sarah
Sarah rated it liked it
Oct 29, 2011
Tanya
Tanya rated it it was amazing
Jan 19, 2015
Rebecca
Rebecca rated it really liked it
Jul 24, 2009
Tamara Brown
Tamara Brown rated it it was amazing
Oct 27, 2009
Hayley
Hayley rated it liked it
Jul 27, 2012
Ryan A Cooper
Ryan A Cooper rated it really liked it
Dec 24, 2014
Kris McCracken
Kris McCracken rated it really liked it
Feb 12, 2011
Doron Yam
Doron Yam rated it really liked it
Jan 07, 2011
Inge
Inge rated it really liked it
Feb 11, 2013
Heyokayo
Heyokayo rated it it was amazing
Feb 26, 2016
Charlie Lam
Charlie Lam rated it it was amazing
Sep 26, 2009
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Culinaria Italy
  • Culinaria Spain
  • Culinaria: Germany
  • French Feasts: 299 Traditional Recipes for Family Meals and Gatherings
  • The Country Cooking of France
  • James Beard's Theory & Practice of Good Cooking
  • La Tartine Gourmande: Gluten-Free Recipes for an Inspired Life
  • The Oxford Companion to Food
  • Le Cordon Bleu's Complete Cooking Techniques: The Indispensable Reference Demonstates over 700 Illustrated Techniques with 2,000 Photos and 200 Recipes
  • The Nancy Drew Cookbook: Clues to Good Cooking (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, #0)
  • Home made
  • Molto Gusto: Easy Italian Cooking
  • Cross Creek Cookery
  • Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook
  • Moosewood Restaurant Kitchen Garden: Creative Gardening for the Adventurous Cook
  • Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Restaurant Reviews, Articles, Memoir, Fiction and More
  • The New Professional Chef
  • The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand to New York

Share This Book