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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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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.
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 ›
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Nice book to read but I have had it for several months and have not cooked anything from it. Need to do that this year.Published on January 6, 2014 by Debra J. Butland
This book is such an inspiration we've decided to arrange a house swap for six months en France next year. Kate writes a wonderful journey and true-to-life recipes. Read morePublished on January 19, 2011 by anniemac