Ginette Mathiot, Officier de la Légion d'Honneur, (23 May 1907 – 14 June 1998) was a French food writer
Mathiot wrote over 30 books including the famous Je sais Cuisiner which sold over 6 million copies. Ginette also wrote the famous 'The Art of French Baking', which has been updated and recently published by the publishers Phaidon. She never married and used traditional cooking methods to design cookbooks which the young bride supporting a young family could read and understand with ease. Ginette is well known in France and her recipes are still used today by some of the most celebrated chefs, selling millions of copies of her recipe books.
She pursued a long career in Education, first as a Home Economics teacher, then finally as the Inspector General overseeing the teaching of Home Economics in France.
Publications in English
- 1965 The French Pocket Cookbook (Translation of Je Sais Cuisiner by E.B. Hennessy)
- Ginette Mathiot, French Cooking Expert, 91; New york Times, 1998, Robert McG Thomas Jr
- Who was Ginette Mathiot? And Why Should You Care? by Cynthia Bertelsen 2011
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