Automotive Holiday Deals Shop Men's Athletic Shoes Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Train egg_2015 All-New Amazon Fire TV Get Ready for the Winter Gifts for Her Amazon Gift Card Offer cm15 cm15 cm15 $30 Off Amazon Echo $30 Off Fire HD 6 Kindle Cyber Monday Deals Classics and Essentials in CDs & Vinyl Shop Now HTL

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Buy Used
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Acceptable | Details
Sold by COASBooks
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Shifted spine. The cover image may vary. Customer service is our first priority! Providing readers with excellent books and service since 1983. Used book is in acceptable condition with all pages present. May have highlighting, underlining, writing, library marks, creasing, stickers, sun exposure, staining, or binding defects. Shows signs of heavy wear and may be missing dust jacket. Ships Within 24 Hours - 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!!!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

A Culinary Journey in Gascony: Recipes and Stories from My French Canal Boat Paperback – February 15, 2004

7 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
"Please retry"
$40.00 $0.95

Best Books of the Year So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2015's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Restrictions apply. Learn more | Shop now

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

KATE HILL is a gourmet chef who teaches cooking classes internationally and runs culinary tours on her 75-year-old Dutch barge in the Gascony region of France.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; Rev Sub edition (February 15, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580085679
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580085670
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #909,017 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 20, 2004
Format: Paperback
I love this book! I was drawn in by Kate's story - living on a barge floating up the French countryside and wanted to read more about that. Kate not only took me on a beautiful journey but also shared some of her favorite recipes with me.

I thought French cooking was fancy and difficult but these recipes are not. They're simple, fresh, and just great. I can picture her walking through a farmers market creating these meals based on the produce available.

The book is beautiful and Kate is a wonderful guide. Thank you for sharing your travels with me. When I cook from this book I turn on the radio, pour a glass of wine, and travel back to France.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Bill Marsano on October 24, 2004
Format: Paperback
By Bill Marsano. La Capitaine Hill, or Cap'n Kate, as I think of her, is a sailor, cook and blessed soul who lives a life to die for. She spends much of her year in Gascony, in the southwest of France, and she lives in a place she calls the Long Village. By that she means the Canal Lateral a la Garonne, which winds through some of the prettiest parts of France as it makes its way to (or from) the river Garonne, which in turn meets the Atlantic just beyond Bordeaux. She manages to do this because about 17 years ago she had the good sense to buy the Julia Hoyt, a

or canal boat to live, cook and teach aboard.

This delightful and envy-prompting book is the fruit of her years in the Long Village, collecting recipes, meeting people, making friends, exploring odd corners and traditions and folkways. Buying tomatoes from the lockkeeper's wife; getting caught--by a 12-year-old boy!--in the ghastly act of serving cheese <before> the meal; learning from an elderly <grand-mere> that a freshly killed rabbit must 'rest' for a day before it's cooked; finding a pear-grower turned part-poet/distiller; discovering the potion 'served on wedding nights to fortify the newlyweds'; and more and more and more.

Of course there are recipes; recipes by the penich-load. Cap'n Kate's are the dishes of Gascony, of course, and Gascony is that romantic landscape of Cyrano de Bergerac and d'Artagnan. If she can cook any and all of them in the tiny galley of the Julia Hoyt, then we ought to be able to cook them too.

A good strategy would be to buy two copies of this book--one for the kitchen and the other for the night table, to prompt sweeet dreams.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charm on November 15, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a beautiful book, which contains well written and very interesting stories along with lots of lovely recipes. The photos are very true to real life and it is a delight to read and absorb.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Having followed Kate Hill on FB and Instragram for the past 3 years, the book was exactly what I expected. A charming recalling of her trip on the water to her present home. And the recipes make you feel as though you are at Camont with her and her wonderful friends, dog, and engaging the benefits of her garden and orchard.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: france travel stories