Cooking and Travelling in South-West France

Cooking and Travelling in South-West France

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Travel with renowned food writer Stephanie Alexander to the gastronomic heart of France, the legendary south-west, and discover its food, wine, history and culture. Illustrated with magnificent photographs by Simon Griffiths, this book takes you deep into the Dordogne and the Lot (also known by the old regional names of Perigord and Quercy), exploring the food markets and discovering the land of farmhouse cheeses, wild mushrooms, confits, walnuts, prunes, black truffles and foie gras.Stephanie is interested in traditions- how they endure as much as how they change. She immerses herself in the life of the region, speaking with small local producers and seeking out the custodians of the old cooking ways, people whose families have always lived there. In Cooking & Travelling in South-West France, she describes the rich food culture she found and shares over 80 original recipes inspired by the region, as well as recipes offered to her by the local people.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 224 x 278 x 28mm | 1,741.81g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Lantern
  • Camberwell, Australia
  • English
  • colour photos
  • 1920989242
  • 9781920989248
  • 65,025

About Stephanie Alexander

Stephanie Alexander AO is regarded as one of Australia's great food educators. Her reputation has been earned through 30 years as an owner-chef in several restaurants, as the author of 14 influential books and for her groundbreaking work in creating the Stephanie Alexander Garden Foundation. Everything she has achieved and worked towards has been driven by her desire to break down anxieties about cooking, to emphasise the beauty of produce fresh from the garden and to promote the pleasures of sharing around a table. Her fifth book, The Cook's Companion, is regarded as an Australian classic, and has sold over 500 000 copies. in 2013, this monumental work, in response to the new technology, first appeared as an easy-to-use digital app. In 2014 Stephanie became an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of her work with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.She was named Victorian of the Year in 2010 and, in 2012, appeared in the number one position on Crikey magazine's list of the most powerful people in Australian food. Her strong belief is that the earlier children learn about food through example and pleasurable hands-on experience, the better their food choices will be throughout life. One of Australia's most highly acclaimed food authors, Stephanie has written fourteen books, including Stephanie's Menus for Food Loshow more