With the original edition out of print, this new eBook edition of La Varenne Pratique makes the timeless classic more accessible, more affordable and easier to use. The digital reproduction of the original was created by painstakingly scanning each and every one of its 500-plus pages. Sliced and diced into four separate Parts, every chapter offers details on ingredients, storage, cooking techniques and recipes. Each Part includes a glossary of cooking terms, cooking equipment and a bibliography.

Readers can purchase only the part or parts of greatest interest to them, or all of them. Each part is completely searchable, its images can be enlarged or viewed independently and formatting can be adapted (to the extent allowed by the user’s e-reader).

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La Varenne Pratique

Good news: British American food writer and cooking teacher Anne Willan has just published her classic cookbook “La Varenne Pratique” as an e-book. I’m definitely in. For years I’ve been mourning the loss of my copy of the massive French cookbook in a long-ago move.

– S. Irene Virbila, LA Times


An integral part in showcasing Anne Willan’s rich history, current works and on-going activities was reimaging and re-launching her main website, www.lavarenne.com. Rigler Creative expanded the site with a fresh and clean design and a simple user interface so Anne and her team can quickly and creatively share her cherished recipes, current appearances and more. Enhanced social media features enabled users to share their appreciation and engage like never before leading to the launch of Anne’s Facebook page and increased presence on Twitter.