French Country Cooking

Meals and Moments from a Village in the Vineyards

by Mimi Thorisson

A captivating journey through off-the-beaten-path French wine country with 100 simple yet exquisite recipes, 150 sumptuous photographs, and stories inspired by life in a small village. 

“Francophiles, this book is pure Gallic food porn.” —The Wall Street Journal  

Readers everywhere fell in love with Mimi Thorisson, her family, and their band of smooth fox terriers through her blog, Manger, and debut cookbook, A Kitchen in France. In French Country Cooking, the family moves to an abandoned old château in Médoc. While shopping for local ingredients, cooking, and renovating the house, Mimi meets the farmers and artisans who populate the village and learns about the former owner of the house, an accomplished local cook. Here are recipes inspired by this eccentric cast of characters, including White Asparagus Soufflé, Wine Harvest Pot au Feu, Endives with Ham, and Salted Butter Chocolate Cake. Featuring evocative photographs taken by Mimi’s husband, Oddur Thorisson, and illustrated endpapers, this cookbook is a charming jaunt to an untouched corner of France that has thus far eluded the spotlight.

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French Country Cooking - Meals and Moments from a Village in the Vineyards

Nancy N.

4 Stars

Being fairly familiar with French cuisine, I thought this book was an excellent primer, cookbook, and guide for all things French dining. I loved how the…

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French Country Cooking

Molly Miller

5 Stars

Who doesn't love French cooking? Julia Child, baguettes, crepes, ooh la la! I snatched this gorgeous, delicious cookbook up as soon as I saw it, and I am so glad I did! This is going on my cookbook shelf along with Julia Child, Joy the…

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Praise for the French Country

Lucian Davis

4.5 Stars

This regional cookbook offered many great recipes and beautiful pictures! The simplicity of the recipes made it very easy to replicate and reinterpret these delicious classics. I would recommend this book to any of my fellow cookbook…

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For the Love of Books

Rosemary Smith

5 Stars

I loved Thorisson's first book, A Kitchen in France, so I was excited to see she had a new book out, and what a book it is. She and her family have moved to rather decrepit old chateau in Medoc and in her book, she details the…

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