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  • Published: 25 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9781446415597
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 216

Rick Stein's French Odyssey

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.

  • Pub date: 25 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9781446415597
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 216

About the Author

Rick Stein

Rick Stein's passion for using good-quality local produce and his talent for creating delicious flavour combinations in his books and restaurants have won him a host of awards, accolades and fans. As well as presenting a number of television series, he has published many best-selling cookery books, including French Odyssey, Coast to Coast, Far Eastern Odyssey, Rick Stein's Spain and Rick Stein’s India.

Rick has always believed in showcasing local seafood and farm produce in his four restaurants in Padstow, Cornwall, where he also has a seafood cookery school, food shops and a pub in the nearby village of St Merryn. In 2003 Rick was awarded an OBE for services to West Country tourism. He divides his time between Padstow, London and Australia, where he also has a seafood restaurant by the sea in Mollymook, NSW.

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Praise for Rick Stein's French Odyssey

“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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