|The Summer 2018 edition of Cuisine et Vins de France, a very appealing French cooking magazine.|
If you are on Facebook, you can "like" them and see several delectable photos per day of the
recipes from the magazine. (FB LINK HERE)
|From a current issue: "La vraie recette de la salade césar."|
"The authentic recipe for césar salad."
Current issues of CVF include many American foods, which are evidently popular in France. For summer, they include lots of fruit, especially apricots. Also: many pizza recipes, French classics like clafoutis, and lots of desserts. Later this week, I hope to try some of the recipes from either an old or a new issue of the magazine, and I'll post my results!
I'm sharing this post with the summer blogging event called "Paris in July" hosted at the blog Thyme for Tea HERE. Around 30 bloggers from around the world have been reading novels set in Paris or other parts of France, finding photos from their past trips and arranging them in interesting ways, cooking French food, looking up French art work, and doing lots of other creative things to share with the group.
I thought I had recycled all my old cooking magazines, but last year when I cleaned the attic, I found one box that had survived. Here are some CVF covers and sample pages from this little hoard of magazines. I selected summer issues for most of these photos, to illustrate the foods and wines that they suggested for summer dining.
|The first issue I ever bought: March, 1976.|
|A sample menu for a summer dinner party, including recipes and tips for organizing.|
In the 1970s, the interior of the magazine didn't have color photos. Now it does.
|The French gourmand and cookbook author Robert Courtine (1910-1988) used to write a column|
each month. (Unfortunately he was a collaborator in World War II, for which he spent time in prison.)
|A photo illustrating crudites from one of the old magazines. There's oil all over the|
page which suggests that I once followed this recipe.