These are two interesting French cookbooks–each one very much itself. In My French Family Table, Beatrice Peltre is cooking what she calls from her childhood and what she serves her family today. It is all very lovely, and sorta gluten-free, but I’m not sure why. Meanwhile, National Assembly member Francoise Branget has assembled recipes from her fellow legislators in French Country Cooking. And while some feel like a perfunctory responses, others are very personal. It’s a French version of the Congressional Cookbook, possibly one of the last useful things Congress created.