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Francophiles can get their fill of French fare and flair in three new books, due out soon, that will take them to the heart of one of the world's most defining cusines, from the inside out and vice versa.
Choose between meandering among the produce of the gatekeepers of French cuisine in The Food and Wine of France to the ex-pat musings of Bonjour Kale struggling to adapt to her new country, plus the exploration of savoir-faire in french domestic kitchens from an outsider in 'In a French Kitchen'.
The Food and Wine of France: Eating and Drinking from Champagne to Provence
by Edward Behr
More of a gastronomes wanderings through the culinary delights of France, than cookbook, culinary author Edward Behr introduces us to French food through his professional lens.
Along his travels he meets with some of France's best chefs and artisans to discover what it really takes to be the very 'best' when it comes to French cuisine, bread, cheese and wine.
On shelf: June 14th 2016
Bonjour Kale: A Memoir of Paris, Love, and Recipes by Kristen Beddard
An entertaining guide to the City of Light through the homesick view of an American ex-pat desperate for a taste of home, or Kale, in a country whose cuisine doesn't yet extend to culinary cliches.
Part cook book part memoir this is a book infused with both Kristen's recipes and some from French chefs, big and small (including Michelin star chef Alain Passard).
On shelf May 3rd
In a French Kitchen: Tales and Traditions of Everyday Home Cooking in France Paperback by Susan Herrmann Loomis
Susan Herrmann Loomis rolls up her sleeves and gets stuck into the French lifestyle and food culture that many foreigners dream of.
She engages with normal everyday French people with busy lives to find out what makes their kitchen tick, and more to the point how they produce delicious 'un-complicated meals'.
The result is some very readable and repeatable tricks and recipes to create delicious meals out of quality ingredients giving you more time sat round the table than working in the kitchen.
Due on Shelf July 12th.