Friday, November 7, 2014
A Kitchen in France by Mimi Thorisson
Earthy. That would be my one-word description of this cookbook. It's exactly what you'd expect from a farmhouse in France. The stories are sweet, the photography is incredible, and the recipes are enticing.
Mimi grew up in Hong Kong with a Chinese father and a French mother. She spent her holidays in France with her grandmother and aunt who were fabulous cooks. Her father also took her to the many food stalls in Hong Kong where they experimented by eating different foods. From these, her love of food and cooking grew. But it wasn't until she was married with a growing family that she dove headfirst into cooking. She and her husband moved from Paris to a farmhouse in Medoc--a remote part of France. There she shops for, gardens, and cooks with organic and beautiful vegetables.
I love this cookbook because it is full of French recipes...in English. She's an author/chef who has lived in France for many years and understands French cooking because of her own history with her French grandmother and yet can relate to American cooks and kitchens.
This is a fabulous, beautiful cookbook. Mimi features her own family, her own home, and herself in the photography. The cookbook is even divided into different foods for different seasons. You'll find yourself lost in the pages.
I'd give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.