In this lavishly photographed, stunning cookbook, Mimi Thorisson--inspired by her family's move to a new home, a massive old stone building that once housed a restaurant and inn--takes readers on a captivating trip to off-the-beaten-path French wine country with 100 simple yet exquisite recipes inspired by the characters who inhabit their quaint village.
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 hôtel particulier, and--through shopping for local ingredients, cooking, and renovating their house--meets the famers and artisans who populate their new village and learns about the former owner of their house, an accomplished local cook. Here are recipes inspired by this eccentric cast of characters, including Ham and Cheese Feuilleté, Wine Harvest Pot au Feu, Asparagus Gratin, and Apricot Beignets. Featuring 150 evocative photographs taken by Mimi's husband, Oddur Thorisson, this cookbook is a charming jaunt to an untouched corner of France that has thus far eluded the spotlight.