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

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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.
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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: #1,343,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.
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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.
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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.
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By Charm on November 15, 2011
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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.
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