A collaboration (the first of two) between novelist Joanne Harris and British food writer Fran Warde. Harris’s ‘culinary trilogy’ novels are famed for the delight they take in French gastronomy. The author’s love of food stems from her French heritage, and this book brings to life many of her great-grandmother handed-down recipes, which readers can easily replicate in their home kitchens.
Joanne Harris's bestselling novels, CHOCOLAT, BLACKBERRY WINE and FIVE QUARTERS OF THE ORANGE, are affectionately known as her culinary trilogy. In them, Joanne Harris whets our appetites with some tantalisingly delicious recipes taken from her own grandmere's recipe book. For, like Framboise, the heroine of FIVE QUARTERS OF THE ORANGE, Joanne has family recipes which have been passed down through the generations and which she shares with us now in a mouth-watering celebration of French cuisine. From pumpkin soup to Moules Mariniere, from Tarte aux cassis to Fouace Aveyronnaise (Grandmother's festival loaf), and taking in salads, starters, fish, poultry and plenty more along the way, these are simple and stylish recipes from the heart of the French family kitchen. Illustrated with stunning integrated photographs and complemented by anecdotes from her family, past and present, THE FRENCH KITCHEN will be a must-have cookbook for all lovers of food and France.