Bistro is warm. Bistro is family. Bistro is simple, hearty, generous cuisine-robust soups and country omelets, wine-scented stews and bubbling gratins, and desserts from a grandmother's kitchen. Researched and written by Patricia Wells, Bistro Cooking is a celebration of the no-nonsense, inexpensive, soul-satisfying cuisine of the neighborhood restaurants of France. Contains over 200 scrumptious bistro recipes made lighter and quicker for the way we cook today. Throughout, lively notes and sidebars capture the world of bistro owners in the kitchen.