Williams-Sonoma Savoring Provence

Williams-Sonoma Savoring Provence

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by Diane Holuigue
     
 

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Picture yourself overlooking the busy seaport of Marseilles as you inhale the saffron-scented steam rising from a seafood soup. Or being served a succulent lamb stew, cooked with the first tender vegetables of spring, at a rustic bistro. Or picnicking beside a lavender field, with wedges of goat cheese, a loaf of freshly baked fougasse, and a bottle of the local rose… See more details below

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Picture yourself overlooking the busy seaport of Marseilles as you inhale the saffron-scented steam rising from a seafood soup. Or being served a succulent lamb stew, cooked with the first tender vegetables of spring, at a rustic bistro. Or picnicking beside a lavender field, with wedges of goat cheese, a loaf of freshly baked fougasse, and a bottle of the local rose set out before you. In Savoring Provence, part of the Williams-Sonoma Savoring series, award-winning author Diane Holuigue invites you to enjoy these and many other pleasurable experiences in the region of France also known as the Midi -- the place where the sun shines overhead. The more than 130 recipes, chosen for their authenticity, reveal the Provencal respect for the bountiful local ingredients, a quality that has brought the region international renown. The recipes, each shown in full color, include such specialties as Warm Goat Cheese with Curly Endive Salad, Prawns with Fennel, Roasted Chicken with Zucchini Stuffing, Artichokes with Fava Beans, and Caramelized Oranges with Orange Flower Water.

Enriching this exploration of Provencal cuisine are the author's engaging chapter narratives that travel from the popular seaside towns of the Cote d'Azur to the remote, breathtaking mountains of Haute Provence, from the rice fields of the Rhone delta to the goat country of the lower Alps. More than twenty boxed features offer invaluable insight into such essential ingredients and preparations as goat cheese and candied fruit, tell stories of shopping in marketplaces and visiting patisseries, and describe the history of bouillabaisse and the traditional Christmas Eve supper. Featuring stunning scenic photographs and exquisite watercolor illustrations, Savoring Provence celebrates the food, people, culture, and history of a land nurtured by the sun and the sea.

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ISBN-13:
9780848731076
Publisher:
Oxmoor House
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 12.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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