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.