By Mimi Thorisson
With beguiling recipes and luxurious images, A Kitchen in France transports readers to the French nation-state and marks the debut of an enthralling new voice in cooking.
When Mimi Thorisson and her relations moved from Paris to a small city in out-of-the-way Médoc, she didn't relatively recognize what used to be in shop for them. She stumbled on impressive ingredients—from neighborhood farmers and the neighboring woods—and, most vital, time to prepare dinner. Her cookbook chronicles the family’s seasonal food and existence in an outdated farmhouse, all photographed by way of her husband, Oddur. Mimi’s convivial recipes—such as Roast fowl with Herbs and Crème Fraîche, Cèpe and Parsley Tartlets, iciness Vegetable Cocotte, Apple Tart with Orange Flower Water, and Salted Butter Crème Caramel—will deliver the heat of rural France into your house.
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