Savory recipes include Leek and Pancetta, Fennel, Salmon and cheese soufflés. Sweet recipes begin with some classic hot renditions of Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, Fresh Strawberry, and Grand Marnier Soufflé, then move into scrumptious cold recipes of Passion Fruit, Ste. Germaine Lime, Almond and Praline Soufflé Floating Islands!
Greg Patent is a consummate baker and the James Beard Award–winning author of Baking in America (2002) and A Baker's Odyssey (2007). Greg writes a popular blog, The Baking Wizard and is host of a weekly program on Montana Public Radio. He lives in Missoula, Montana.
In One Soufflé at a Time, Willan tells her story and the story of the food-world greats-including Julia Child, James Beard, Simone Beck, Craig Claiborne, Richard Olney, and others-who changed how the world eats and who made cooking fun. She writes about how a sturdy English girl from Yorkshire made it not only to the stove, but to France, and how she overcame the exceptionally closed male world of French cuisine to found and run her school. Willan's story is warm and rich, funny and fragrant with the smells of the country cooking of France. It's also full of the creative culinary ferment of the 1970s-a decade when herbs came back to life and freshness took over, when the seeds of our modern day obsession with food and ingredients were sown.
Tens of thousands of students have learned from Willan, not just at La Varenne, but through her large, ambitious Look & Cook book series and twenty-six-part PBS program. Now One Soufflé at a Time --which features fifty of her favorite recipes, from Coquille St. Jacques to Chocolate Snowball--brings Willan's own story of her life to the center of the banquet table.