French Country Cooking

French Country Cooking

Meals and Moments From A Village in the Vineyards

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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In this lavishly photographed, stunning cookbook, Mimi Thorisson--inspired by her family's move to a new home, a massive old stone building that once housed a restaurant and inn--takes readers on a captivating trip to off-the-beaten-path French wine country with 100 simple yet exquisite recipes inspired by the characters who inhabit their quaint village.

Readers everywhere fell in love with Mimi Thorisson, her family, and their band of smooth fox terriers through her blog, Manger, and debut cookbook, A Kitchen in France . In French Country Cooking , the family moves to an abandoned h#65533;tel particulier , and--through shopping for local ingredients, cooking, and renovating their house--meets the famers and artisans who populate their new village and learns about the former owner of their house, an accomplished local cook. Here are recipes inspired by this eccentric cast of characters, including Ham and Cheese Feuillet#65533;, Wine Harvest Pot au Feu, Asparagus Gratin, and Apricot Beignets. Featuring 150 evocative photographs taken by Mimi's husband, Oddur Thorisson, this cookbook is a charming jaunt to an untouched corner of France that has thus far eluded the spotlight.
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : Appetite by Random House, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780147530370
Branch Call Number: 641.5944 Tho
Characteristics: 335 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Thorisson, Oddur - Photographer


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Feb 08, 2018

A beautiful book, part history, part travel guide, part family memoir and choc-full of classic French recipes to tantalise the taste buds.

debwalker Nov 18, 2016

Another culinary journey into the Medoc, invited into the beautiful Thorisson home and lifestyle. Amazing example of how the culinary arts can be spun into a career and way of life. So many children, so many dogs! And amazing food, making the most of local ingredients and the seasonal cycle of produce.

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