The Taste of France

by Robert Freson

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Original Publisher
Stewart, Tabori & Chang (Abrams)
Date of publication

Recommended by

Oliver Rowe


The lush photos in this are what make it. Freson is one of the fathers of modern food photography, but the writing and recipes are also marvellous – if you can stop looking long enough at the pictures to get to them.

Jean Cazals

Food photographer

A classic, The first book to see food in a different more contemporary way. Robert Fresson was the first one to take a modern approach and shoot food not always when finish but before during preparation.

Fergus Henderson


The best food pornography. The pictures of podgy farmers in Normandy and French cheeses gets you hot under the collar!

James Murphy

Food photographer