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French Farmhouse Cookbook
Loomis, Susan Herrmann
Workman Publishing Company
Published: January 10, 1996
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The food in the French Farmhouse Cookbook is a reminder of how deeply the soul of French cooking is rooted in the fruits of the soil and sea. For three years, Susan Herrmann Loomis traveled the coasts and visited rural farms in all corners
of France. She discovered more than treasured recipes for the quintessentially French dishes that appear in this book. She also met people passionate about the foodstuffs they raise, gather, catch, or produce. Their stories make this book a living
tapestry of individuals and the food they cook. Many dishes, while utterly French, fit well into today's preferences for sensible good eating.
As much a book of inspiration as a collection of over 250 uncommonly delicious
recipes, French Farmhouse Cookbook captures the rustic and richly flavored farmhouse cooking that is the basis of French cuisine and a perennial inspiration of French chefs. The author visited and lived among farmers, cheesemakers, ranchers, and vintners
from the Pyrénnées to Alsace-Lorraine, from Normandy to Provence. The result is a stunning portrait in recipes, lively essays, and a wealth of astucesand#243;tips passed down through generations of cooks. Here are dishes prepared by lifelong cooks--not
chefs--intended to satisfy, not impress.
"Susan Loomis's new book is that rare thing: a cookbook that expresses accurately the milieu of its recipes. It is a timely and beautiful reminder that we have to connect back to the land in order to
recover a sustainable future."--Alice Waters, author of Chez Panisse Vegetables.
Main selection of the Book of the Month Club's Good Cook Club. 55,000 copies in print.
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