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A Tour of French Farmers' Markets

With the arrival of high summer comes travel plans – or travel daydreams. Getting away is at least possible now that travel restrictions have eased, but even if a trip to the Med isn't on the agenda, these cookbooks will help you cook up a taste of the French countryside in your own kitchen.

My Paris Market Cookbook

My Paris Market Cookbook

Emily Dilling

Dilling is a champion of proper French farmers’ markets, which she describes as “a crossroads of culture, community and customs,” and this book guides readers to the very best markets in Paris. Her seasonal recipes, based on prime local and seasonal produce, are a tribute to traditional French cooking – and are easily replicated in your home kitchen.

The French Market

The French Market

Joanne Harris and Fran Warde

The second recipe collection by Joanne Harris, the food-loving novelist, and Francophile food writer Fran Warde. For this book, the pair traveled to Nérac in southwest France, a region that inspired Harris’s novel ‘Chocolat,’ and where the food markets are filled with gems that form the basis of regional dishes such as salad made from the local Marmande tomatoes, and pork cooked with chestnuts.

Regional French

Regional French

Le Cordon Bleu

From the world's most famous cooking school comes this collection of fresh, modern dishes for the home cook. Each province of France has its own specialties, based on the best of the local ingredients, which combine to make French cuisine one of the world's most most admired. This collection of recipes includes Scallops a'la Provençale, a rich Bouillabaisse, a slow-cooked Cassoulet, and a creamy Normandy Tart, among many more.

The Cooking of Provence

The Cooking of Provence

Patricia Lousada

In this title from the groundbreaking Sainsbury’s series of cookbooks, New York City-born ballet dancer-turned food writer Patricia Lousada provides a whistle-stop tour of the Provençal table. Here you’ll find authentic versions of dishes the region is adored for, packed with olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, herbs and seafood galore. Bouillabaisse, Tapenade, Soup au Pistou, Braised Fennel, Tarte au Citron... it’s all here, made the traditional way.

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Recipe of the Day

Recipe of the Day

Berry Sauce

Baker Bettie's Better Baking Book

Kristin Hoffman

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"This berry sauce can be made with any berry you like, or a combination of a few. Serve over cheesecake or angel food cake, or with strawberry shortcake." Kristin Hoffman

Author spotlight

Jonathan Waxman

Jonathan Waxman

Waxman he gave up a career as a trombonist to train at La Varenne cooking school in France. When he returned to California, he landed a job working with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse. He’s a pioneer of Cal-Ital cuisine, chef-owner of Barbuto restaurant in NYC, and author of ‘Barbuto’ cookbook.

Kristin Hoffman

Kristin Hoffman

More commonly known by her alter ego, Baker Bettie, Kristin Hoffman is author of 'Baker Bettie’s Better Baking Book.' Hoffman applies the science of baking to foundational recipes. She is a trained chef and baking educator, running workshops in Chicago and the surrounding areas.

Anas Atassi

Anas Atassi

Syrian-born Anas Atassi now lives in Amsterdam and began cooking when he went to university, as a way of reconnecting with his turbulent home country and family life. His heartfelt debut book, ‘Sumac: Recipes and Stories,’ is full of vivid flavours that bring his home country to life.

Features & Stories

Pesto and beyond: summer herb sauces explained

Pesto and beyond: summer herb sauces explained

Green sauces made from fresh summer herbs are made in countless guises and styles, all around the world. High summer, when basil, parsley, and cilantro (coriander) are available by the armload, is prime green-sauce time. Grab a spoon and come along on a flavor journey.