Walnut Wine and Truffle Groves: Culinary Adventures in the Dordogne

by Kimberley Lovato, Laura Schmalhorst
Photographed by Lou Lesko

Running Press | March 23, 2010 | Hardcover

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Pull up a chair and visit the Dordogne (called Périgord by the locals) the way it should be visited: one bite at a time. Walnut Wine and Truffle Groves is a culinary travel book that navigates the back roads—as well as the menus and markets—of the southwestern region of France with newfound excitement. Through interviews with local home cooks and chefs, visits to local farms, historic sites and wineries, market tours, and serendipitous detours, Lovato provides a glimpse into this unspoiled wonderland. The alluring recipes and stunning photographs let readers discover the true jewels in France’s culinary crown as well as discover the country’s most beautiful and less trod-upon provinces.
 
Winner of the 2010 Gourmand World Cookbooks Award (USA) for Culinary Travel in the category of Lifestyle, Body and Soul and a Cordon d' Or - Gold Ribbon International Culinary Academy Award in 2011.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 248 pages, 9.5 × 8.5 × 1 in

Published: March 23, 2010

Publisher: Running Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0762437995

ISBN - 13: 9780762437993

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Walnut Wine and Truffle Groves: Culinary Adventures in the Dordogne

Walnut Wine and Truffle Groves: Culinary Adventures in the Dordogne

by Kimberley Lovato, Laura Schmalhorst
Photographed by Lou Lesko

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 248 pages, 9.5 × 8.5 × 1 in

Published: March 23, 2010

Publisher: Running Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0762437995

ISBN - 13: 9780762437993

About the Book

The Dordogne region comes alive through stories and recipes that reveal the culinary tradition of France's best-kept secret.

From the Publisher

Pull up a chair and visit the Dordogne (called Périgord by the locals) the way it should be visited: one bite at a time. Walnut Wine and Truffle Groves is a culinary travel book that navigates the back roads—as well as the menus and markets—of the southwestern region of France with newfound excitement. Through interviews with local home cooks and chefs, visits to local farms, historic sites and wineries, market tours, and serendipitous detours, Lovato provides a glimpse into this unspoiled wonderland. The alluring recipes and stunning photographs let readers discover the true jewels in France’s culinary crown as well as discover the country’s most beautiful and less trod-upon provinces.
 
Winner of the 2010 Gourmand World Cookbooks Award (USA) for Culinary Travel in the category of Lifestyle, Body and Soul and a Cordon d' Or - Gold Ribbon International Culinary Academy Award in 2011.

About the Author

Kimberley Lovato is a travel writer and freelance journalist. Her articles have appeared in various online and print media in the US and abroad, and she is a regular contributor to Tampa Bay Illustrated and Together Magazine, a lifestyle publication based in Brussels. She splits her time between her home in France and the United States.

Chef Laura Schmalhorst ran a gourmet shop, catering business, and custom events venue in Florida for 25 years. In 2003, she founded Vagabond Gourmet, a luxury culinary tour company and now leads adventurous foodies around the world. She lives in Tampa, Florida.

Lou Lesko is a photographer and commercial director based in CA. He is the owner of Blinkdbid, an estimating software for creative professionals, and is the author of Advertising Photography.

Editorial Reviews

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel“This book takes the idea of travelogue-cookbook and turns it into a thing of beauty.”Bob Batz, Jr., Pittsburgh Post-Gazette“I now yearn to go to and eat my way through a region I’ve never stopped in, thanks to a pretty and approachable new book that’s part travelogue, part cookbook, and all delicious.”The Chicago Tribune, May 30, 2010“This handsome book tries to introduce readers to one of France's best culinary destinations, a bucolic province about 100 miles east of Bordeaux. Author Kimberley Lovato describes Dordogne as "undiscovered territory," a place where one can easily — and joyfully — get lost. Lovato visits local farms, markets and wineries, offering a culinary portrait of a region and its people. What's more, she includes many wonderful recipes, such as roasted eggplant and the aperitif vin de noix (walnut wine), a sweet dark wine made from green walnuts. Gorgeous color photographs too.”The Feast, May 2010“This cookbook brings home the flavor of your travel memories, and for those who haven’t visited, the recipes provide a total immersion into the art of Périgord cooking… Like the food you will experience, take time for this adventure. Go slow. Enjoy. Savor. The Dordogne is a must-see travel destination if you believe in fairytales, or if you need evidence of their sure existence.”EFVblog.com, May 24, 2010“A ‘culinary adventure’ for foodies and Francophiles.”San Francisco Review, 9/14/10The exquisite experiential writing of author Kimberl
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