Joanne Harris's bestselling novels, "Chocolat", "Blackberry Wine" and "Five-Quarters of the Orange", are affectionately known as her culinary trilogy. In them, Joanne whets our appetites with some recipes taken from her own grandmere's recipe book. For, like Framboise, the heroine of "Five-Quarters of the Orange", Joanne has family recipes which have been passed down through the generations and which she shares with us now in a celebration of French cuisine. From pumkin soup to moules mariniere, from tarte aux cassis to fouace aveyronnaise (grandmother's festival loaf), and taking in salads, starters, fish, poultry and plenty more along the way, these are simple and stylish recipes from the heart of the French family kitchen. Illustrated with integrated photographs and complemented by anecdotes from her family, past and present, "The French Kitchen" is a cookbook for all lovers of food and France.
Joanne Harris is the author of SLEEP, PALE SISTER, THE EVIL SEED, the international bestselling Whitbread-shortlisted CHOCOLAT (now a major film starring Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Lena Olin and Johnny Depp), BLACKBERRY WINE and FIVE QUARTERS OF THE ORANGE. She lives in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, with her husband and small daughter.