La Vie Rustic

Hardback with cloth spine
ISBN: 9781681881430
Published: August 2017
Imprint: Weldon Owen
Extent: 292
Specs: 196 x 253 mm

In these beautiful pages, renowned author Georgeanne Brennan celebrates the enduring traditions of French country living. 

With more than 100 authentic recipes, a collection of evocative essays on rural life, and stunning imagery, this rich cookbook is a tribute to seasonality and simplicity – and the joy of connecting the land and the sea with your daily table and your community.

Filled with dozens of charming and enlightening stories, La Vie Rustic is award-winning author Georgeanne Brennan’s homage to the French tradition of cooking according to the rhythms of nature. In these pages, she celebrates the coming together of the bounty of the garden, barnyard, orchard, field, forest and sea in the kitchen and around the table.

Years of living in Provence nurtured Brennan’s love of French cuisine, which is enticingly apparent in her intimate collection of delicious recipes. Exquisite photographs evoke the sights, scents and tastes of this treasured cuisine and of the traditional way of life in rural France. Anecdotes about culinary customs and farm life, along with a primer for creating your own potager, or “kitchen garden,” round out this joyful book that will help home cooks everywhere adopt the French passion for eating with the seasons and from the land.