French Country Cooking
"Francophiles, this book is pure Gallic food porn." --The Wall Street Journal
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 old ch teau in M doc. While shopping for local ingredients, cooking, and renovating the house, Mimi meets the farmers and artisans who populate the village and learns about the former owner of the house, an accomplished local cook. Here are recipes inspired by this eccentric cast of characters, including White Asparagus Souffl , Wine Harvest Pot au Feu, Endives with Ham, and Salted Butter Chocolate Cake. Featuring evocative photographs taken by Mimi's husband, Oddur Thorisson, and illustrated endpapers, this cookbook is a charming jaunt to an untouched corner of France that has thus far eluded the spotlight.
Mimi Thorisson's childhood was largely spent scurrying between the restaurants of Hong Kong, where she grew up, and the bistros of Paris and the South of France, where she spent holidays at her French grandmother's. She is the author of the hugely successful cookbook A Kitchen in France.