Hungry for France: Adventures for the Cook & Food Lover (Hardcover)

Adventures for the Cook & Food Lover

By Alexander Lobrano, Steven Rothfeld (Photographer), Jane Sigal (Contribution by)

Rizzoli International Publications, 9780847842209, 262pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2014

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Description

A culinary tour of some of the most alluring inns, food producers, restaurants, and winemakers of France, with more than seventy-five recipes updating classic regional dishes. Every food lover's ultimate dream is to tour the countryside of France, stopping off at luxurious inns with world-class restaurants and sampling fresh produce from local markets. Imagine having as your guide a savvy bon vivant, someone who lives for the pleasures of the table and knows just where to ferret out all the delicacies in each town. This book delivers just that.
Each chapter covers a different region, from Normandy to Provence, and includes recommendations for a handful of the area's most excellent, off-the-beaten-path restaurants, along with recipes. Uniting all of the places in the book is an embrace of the farm-to-table ethos that has swept France's new generation of chefs and fueled such movements as Le Fooding. The more than seventy-five recipes sprinkled throughout exemplify contemporary riffs on quintessential regional specialties. For instance, from Normandy, there is Curried Pork in Cider Sauce; from Provence, Tartare of Salt Cod with Sesame-Chickpea Puree; from the Rhone, Pink Praline Tart. Hungry for France will inspire you to transform your cooking at home as well as to plan the trip of a lifetime.


About the Author

Alexander Lobrano grew up in Connecticut, and lived in Boston, New York and London before moving to Paris, his home today, in 1986. He was European Correspondent for Gourmet magazine from 1999 until its closing, and has written about food and travel for Saveur, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, Travel & Leisure, Departures, Conde Nast Traveler, and many other publications in the United States and the United Kingdom. He is contributing editor at Saveur magazine Steven Rothfeld is a celebrated travel photographer whose work includes the books Entrez: The Signs of France and French Dreams. His images have illustrated numerous books by many authors, including Marcel Marceau, Frances Mayes, and Patricia Wells.


Praise For Hungry for France: Adventures for the Cook & Food Lover

“He’s [Lobrano] made it his goal to explore France in search of “a spectacular meal [even] in its most remote and forgotten villages.” And explore he does. Lobrano tours the nation from le Nord to the Riviera, from soup to nuts. As each chapter presents a different region, Lobrano gives a thorough introduction about what makes its food special before sharing manageable recipes of all courses. Like the best cookbooks, this one belongs just as much on your kitchen shelf as your coffee table — to be enjoyed by chefs and prétendants alike.” –Metrosource

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