The Heart of Fran's Kitchen - Fran Silverman & Micheline Jedrey

The Heart of Fran's Kitchen

By Fran Silverman & Micheline Jedrey

  • Release Date: 2014-03-10
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
Score: 5
From 14 Ratings


Fran Silverman, a Cordon Bleu-trained home cook with over 45 years of  cooking experience, has created 100 easy-to-follow recipes that are reliably delicious.  Written for the home cook and designed to take full advantage of the interactive features of an iBook, the book contains recipes from a variety of cuisines and for cooks at all skill levels.  Our favorites include a classic cheesecake, fusion plantain latkes, duck confit with molé sauce, smoked turkey barley soup, and grilled pizza.  To enhance your cooking experience, photographs, instructional videos, audio tips, and links to other sources of information accompany the recipes.  Invite Fran into your kitchen.


  • The Heart of Fran's kitchen

    By Raffaella Depero
    It is my best cooking book ! These great, delicious and easy to follow recipes are always handy on my kitchen counter in my iPad 😋. Congratulations to the authors !
  • Makes Me Want To Cook

    By Jurgen 668
    Both the recipes and their presentation makes me want to cook, and this is exciting for someone like myself who has many cookbooks, but opens very few! What a wonderful adventure exploring this very interactive and beautiful creation in its own right.
  • Cooking with Fran

    By Jackie Liebergott
    What a treat to be in Fran's kitchen and to have her in mine. This fabulous interactive cookbook is filled with delicious recipes and is just fun to use. The design of the book makes it more than a well illustrated illustrated recipe collection and pushes the digital boundaries when planning wonderful dinners for family and friends. If you want to get it right this book well help you do it. Try the advice on what kind of lemon peeler works best when making limoncello, or Fran's comment on where you might hope to find seven or eight pounds of lobster bodies when making lobster bisque. The book is perfect for digital foodies. Makes a great gift!
  • Great for Busy Home Cooks

    By DavidCFar
    My wife and I both work, and we also take turns making dinner. The book is great for recipes you can make in advance or throw together quickly after a long day. Clear and easy to follow even when you are tired or distracted.
  • Food for the Body AND Soul

    By DI Foodlover
    This is my first iBook cookbook and what a perfect introduction to using one. I am hooked! This would not have happened without the combination of the superb recipes, excellent commentary, and truly sumptuous photos with the technology. Fran Silverman is obviously more than just a capable cook. She conveys her passion for food and makes you feel like her new best friend. The recipes are for all skill levels and cover the globe. this range is another strength of these recipes. No silly fusion, just taking the best from many traditions. I tried the red cabbage with apples and bacon as it is still that kind of weather in New England and there were no leftovers. I am looking forward to summer to try the cold soups and especially the tomato and watermelon salad. My husband is urging the Limoncello. The Heart of Fran's Kitchen is definitely not your mother's Fanny Farmer. A terrific gift book.
  • The Heart of Fran’s Kitchen

    By Kathryn Lasky
    The recipes in this book are delicious and easy to follow, the presentation is beautiful. What makes it even more fun is that you get to know the author through her audio notes and the video pieces that illustrate important steps in the cooking process. The reader gets right to the heart of Fran’s kitchen, and is in for some great meals!

    By R. M. Ryan
    I have known Fran Silverman for 45 years, probably about the time she began cooking many of the recipes in this wonderful book. Over the years, I have probably tasted every dish she discusses here. Her dishes are plain incredible. Just incredible. But the real heart of Fran’s kitchen is not so much the recipes (though they’re great and easy to follow) but the whole experience of being with Fran in her meticulous kitchen and at her stunning table. Even more important, though, is the way Fran includes all us in the love that goes into every one of these dishes. While I hope you all have a chance to sit at Fran’s table, you can have the next best thing by buying this book, with both text and video that helps recreate the beating heart of Fran’s endeavor. As I said, this is a wonderful book, for both cooks and eaters. It’s beautifully done, with the same love shown for making a beautiful book that Fran exhibits in her kitchen. Both Fran and her her coauthor, Micheline Jedrey, should be very proud of what they’ve created for you and me.