125 Refined & Rustic Recipes
“When it comes to France, you don’t normally think of barbecue, but Susan Hermann Loomis has channeled the grilling of her native America through the cuisine of her adoptive France in 125 stylish, bold-flavored recipes that will inspire you to fire up your grill.” —Steven Raichlen, Project Smoke
Barbecue was invented in France? So says renowned cookbook author Susan Herrmann Loomis. When the Gauls were racing through lush forests in what is now Brittany, Normandy, and the Loire Valley, hunting wild boar, deer, and rabbit, they’d return to the village, build a fire, and split their prize from barbe a queue (head to tail) for roasting.
Today, the French are still great barbecuers, though over the centuries they’ve refined their skills and borrowed methods from other cuisines: the grill from the US, the plancha from Spain, the mechoui from North Africa. Recipes include:
- Camembert Burgers
- Steak with Smoky Olives
- Honey Grilled Pork Chops
- Grilled Pistachio, Almond, and Honey Stuffed Apricots
French Grill features dishes for every occasion using ingredients that any American cook can easily find, tips on how to buy the best ingredients, and French grilling anecdotes throughout.
Praise For French Grill: 125 Refined & Rustic Recipes…
— —David Lebovitz, author of My Paris Kitchen
There’s nobody better than Susan Herrmann Loomis at putting French skills into American hands. This time she’s offering a scrumptious new approach to ‘la barbe a la queue,’ so raise a glass to French Grill—and light the fire.
— —Laura Shapiro, author of What She Ate and Julia Child: A Life
I am totally in love with Susan Herrmann Loomis’s French Grill. It’s a remarkable tome, with voluminous variety, impeccable detail, seasoned advice, and marvelous historical tidbits. I want to make everything in the book, and applaud her from the brilliant range of ingredients and combinations.
— —Patricia Wells, author and cooking school teacher, living between Paris and Provence
When it comes to France, you don’t normally think of barbecue, but Susan
Hermann Loomis has channeled the grilling of her native America through the
cuisine of her adoptive France in 125 stylish, bold-flavored recipes (camembert
cheeseburger or bacon-grilled rabbit, anyone?) that will inspire you to fire up
— —Steven Raichlen, author of Project Smoke and The Barbecue! Bible
Countryman Press, 9781682680841, 288pp.
Publication Date: June 12, 2018