South of France Cookbook (Hardcover)

By Nina Parker

Weldon Owen, 9781681880532, 256pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2016

List Price: 35.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Classic. Simple. Delicious. This is the food from the south of France. With over 100 recipes inspired by the old-world glamour and elegance of St Tropez, The South of France Cookbook takes you on a journey to discover the culinary secrets of the town and delicious recipes that embody the region. 

Whether you’re looking for a savory breakfast, an early evening cocktail, a healthy yet delicious lunch, or a meal-making dessert, the South of France cookbook has something for you.

Breakfast – Petit Déjeuner – Breakfast is an important, and often extremely indulgent, occasion when everyone comes together for a buttery, pastry-layered, jam-fuelled extravaganza. Keeping with this theme find delicious, sweet and savory, recipes for sticky buns, omelets with girolles, Gruyere and thyme, and much more.

Lunch – Déjeuner – Inspired by the beach shacks offering tempting, colorful, fresh and fast dishes, these recipes are a refreshing way to break up your work, or beach, day. From local specialties like the Graniers spring rolls and Le Mazagran’s ratatouille, to new takes on salad niçoise and mussels marinières – you’ll find a new favorite in this chapter.

Teatime – Gouter – Whether you need a late afternoon caffeine kick, or are craving something sugary, find a delicious break-time treat here. Tea infusion from Le Patissier du Chateau, mango almond biscuits, vanilla and orange-blossom marshmallows, the St Tropez tart and more, fill the pages of the sweet chapter.

Drinks and CanapesAperitif et canapés – At the end of a long day many people long for a delicious and refreshing cocktail, and a small snack. The pampelonne cocktail, café clemenceau’s citron pressé go well with delicious polenta and yogurt galettes, olive paste, Chez Fuch’s calamari, and avocado soup - just to name a few.

Dinner – Dîner – A lavish feast is accessible every night with Nina’s easy-to-follow recipes and fantastic recipes for provençal tomatoes, fennel, crab pasta on the rocks, ruby roasted duck and more.

Dessert – Dessert – In St Tropez, dessert is taken very seriously. So why not take it as seriously in your own kitchen with a lemon and passion fruit tart, grand marnier cheesecake, marbled chocolate mousse or some sea-salt caramel ice cream?

Find everything you need to live the south of France life and eat like the locals eat, with the South of France Cookbook.

About the Author

Nina Parker is an incredibly talented London-based chef. Her training began at Francesco Mazzei’s L’Anima. Since then she has worked in the kitchens at The Ledbury, Alain Ducasse’s Dorchester and Locanada Locatelli.  While Nina was head chef at Bocca Di Lupo’s Gelupa, it was named Time Out’s best gelateria.  In 2012 she launched her catering business, Nina: A Food Company, creating classic and utterly delicious food and bringing a little taste of her childhood in the south of France to the heart of London and beyond. 

Praise For South of France Cookbook

“Who doesn't dream of cliff-side dinners in the south of France the second the mercury starts to rise? Nina Parker has us all covered, without the expense of a plane ticket, with this gorgeous book. Her collection of simple, elegant recipes are as jaw-droppingly beautiful as the vistas in St. Tropez—the place she channels expertly in this leisurely tour of the town's dreamy coastal cuisine.”

“Our favorite new discovery.”