"Influenced by the traditional cooking of France, where she lives for part of each year, by the roast-joint-and-three-veg Sunday lunches she grew up on, and by a particular plate of tall roasted marrow bones she ate in Paris Ms. McLagan has produced a work of refreshingly old-fashioned sensibility about food."

− New York Times

"McLagan tends to balance her flavors neatly…..McLagan’s personable prose is leavened with bone miscellanea and bone quotations. This debut volume is nearly everything a cookbook should be: wise, stylish, and delicious."

− Boston Globe