The Food of France’s Borderlands
By Alex Jackson$ 35
About this book
With over 80 mouth-watering recipes and fascinating introductions to each region, Frontières will take you on a delicious gastronomic journey through France's varied borderlands, adding many interesting dishes to your repertoire along the way.
Alex Jackson explores the cooking of France’s borderlands: from the geographical to the historical, linguistic, and metaphorical. His journey takes us through the Riviera, where the border has shifted many times but the cooking remains of a delicious whole, to the Occitan valleys of the Italian Alps, the Franco-German cooking of Alsace, and to Marseille, one of the most important ports of the Mediterranean, and its historic (and current) links with North Africa.
Alex explores how French cuisine has been influenced through history and that many of these dishes are part of a shared tradition of western European and Mediterranean cooking.Brand: Alex Jackson
“I love … Alex Jackson’s cooking. The food he offers is from Provence and the Languedoc, areas that we haven’t been so curious about in the last few decades, but I’m thrilled they’re back. It’s time to revisit the region. There’s still so much to try.”
“This is the book I used more than any other last year … His writing is a delight and, like his cooking, hits just the right balance between precision and ease.”
“Seductively reminds us of the comforting allure of French food.”
“It’s approachable, simple, conversational and absolutely delicious … his recipes transport you straight to the Med.”
“No book this year has made me feel hungrier.”
—Bee Wilson, Sunday Times
“French flavors will lure us in shoals … It is delectable.”
“Simple, unpretentious and understated, entirely without ego, attitude, or pomp … [Provençal] realizes how hard simple is to get right. And does so, for the most part, with flame-licked aplomb.”
— Library Journal