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Over 100 new Rick Stein recipes inspired by the flavours of France

Rick Stein embarks on a journey of gastronomic discovery from Padstow to Bordeaux and then to Marseille. The book is divided into a diary section and recipe chapters. Featuring starters, light lunches, main courses and desserts, the recipes include authentic versions of French classics - Vichyssoise, Pissaladiere, Bouillabasse, Cassoulet and Tarte Tatin - as well as new takes on traditional ingredients: Seared Foie Gras on Sweetcorn Pancakes, Fillets of John Dory with Cucumber and Noilly Prat, Rabbit with Agen Prunes and Polenta and Prune and Almond Tart with Armagnac.

Fully illustrated with beautiful food photography by James Murphy and landscape photography by Craig Easton, Rick Stein's French Odyssey is both a souvenir of an unusual and idyllic journey through rural France and an inspiring collection of classic and original recipes. The good news is that the French rural gastronomic dream is still a reality, and the best of its food can be reproduced at home.

Reviews

It goes without saying that the recipes in this book are delicious

The Bookseller

A must for fish lovers

Waitrose Food Illustrated

A fantastic reminder of how good French cuisine is

Family Circle

Recipes that stand out for their attention to detail and clarity

The Guardian

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  • EBook

    9781446415597

    January 25, 2013

    BBC Digital

    216 pages

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    9780563522133

    October 3, 2005

    BBC Books

    216 pages

    RRP $65.00

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