French country cooking Meals and moments from a village in the vineyards

Mimi Thorisson

Book - 2016

"A captivating journey to off-the-beaten-path French wine country with 100 simple yet exquisite recipes, 150 sumptuous photographs, and stories inspired by life in a small village,"

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New York : Clarkson Potter / Publishers [2016]
First edition
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
335 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Main Author
Mimi Thorisson (author)
Other Authors
Oddur Thorisson (photographer)
  • No 1 Rule De Loudenne
  • A Family Restaurant
  • Goûter
  • The Importance of L'Apéro
  • Starters
  • Main Courses
  • Sunday Suppers En Famille
  • Staff Meals
  • Side Dishes
  • Desserts.
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Be prepared for some serious lifestyle envy as Thorisson (A Kitchen in France) transports you to her country home in this visually sumptuous cookbook that chronicles how the author and her family bought and revived a French chateau, eventually turning it into a pop-up restaurant. In ten mostly course-based chapters, readers will find classic comforts such as roast chicken with chestnuts and cabbage, cassoulet, pumpkin quiche with bacon, and baked pears with chocolate, along with stunning photographs and unfussy wine advice from Thorisson's husband, Oddur. VERDICT Francophiles and armchair travelers who loved Dorie Greenspan's Around My French Table and David Lebovitz's My Paris Kitchen will gladly add this classic title to their collections.. Copyright 2016 Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Features one hundred simple artisan recipes and stories inspired by life in a small village in French wine-country, including such options as fig and pistachio cake, simple vegetable potage, country terrine, cassoulet, and strawberry tart.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A lavishly photographed cookbook by the host of La Table de Mimi and author of A Kitchen in France features 100 simple, French wine-country artisan recipes inspired by her family's move to a massive old stone building that once housed a restaurant and inn.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A captivating journey through off-the-beaten-path French wine country with 100 simple yet exquisite recipes, 150 sumptuous photographs, and stories inspired by life in a small village. “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 château in Médoc. 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 Soufflé, 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.