The book: A Kitchen in France by Mimi Thorisson
The angle: With a little attention to the seasons and a few core recipes, you can eat like you live in a French farmhouse, no matter where you are.
Recipes for right now: Onion Tarts, Lobster with Jura Wine Sauce, Bouillabasse, Black Pig Pork Roast with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Hazelnut Blancmange, Potato Pie with Comte Cheese, Garlic Soup, Beef Cheek Stew
Who would enjoy this book? Anyone who dreams in French.
• Who wrote it: Mimi Thorisson
• Who published it: Clarkson Potter
• Other highlights: No, you may not be able to move to the French countryside and watch your children frolic in the vineyard while you peel favas like Mimi Thorisson, but with this cookbook, you can certainly eat like her! You can also vicariously experience this idyllic life through Mimi's heartfelt stories and through the lush photographs (taken by her husband) that capture the moments so perfectly.
This is the kind of cookbook that will inevitably travel from kitchen counter to coffee table to bedside table and back again. No matter your mood or appetite, it has a story or a recipe that will no doubt capture your imagination and occupy you for many happy hours.
Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: A Kitchen in France by Mimi Thorisson
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