First published in hardback in 2002, this book has been described by Stephanie Alexander as '...a personal response to a beautiful part of France .' Part travelogue, part cookbook, it is a celebration of an area, which many regard as France 's gastronomic heartland. Stephanie provides evocative descriptions of the markets, villages, farms and vineyards, all beautifully illustrated with photographs by Simon Griffiths. She introduces us to the locals, many of whom are producers working with culinary traditions that date back centuries. Stephanie shares with us some of their favourite recipes, and offers another 80 original recipes inspired by her travels in this extraordinary part of the world.
One of Australia's most highly regarded food writers, Stephanie has written ten books, including Stephanie's Menus for Food Lovers, Stephanie's Seasons and Stephanie Alexander & Maggie Beer's Tuscan Cookbook (co-author). Her signature publication is The Cook's Companion, which has established itself as the kitchen bible in over 350 000 homes.