Provence, the Cookbook: Recipes from the French Mediterranean

Interlink. Apr. 2023. 208p. ISBN 9781623717889. $30. COOKING
Craig (The Little Book of Brunch) explores her family’s history and the cuisine of the beautiful Southern France region of Provence in her first solo cookbook, previously released in the UK. Simple and fresh ingredients drive the seasonal layout and inform the chapters. Those who have visited will recognize the warmth in the environmental photography and unique French Mediterranean setting and ingredients. Newcomers will delight in the charming family stories and lore that are sprinkled throughout as they uncover the history of the local fare. Some authentic ingredients may require seeking out a specialty shop for readers in the States, but there are plenty of delicious recipes that are easy enough to accomplish with a trip to the farmer’s market. Caroline shares a wealth of additional knowledge—including Christmas menus and customs, along with how to ferment red-wine vinegar—that will interest a variety of home chefs.
VERDICT A charming and beautiful reflection on days gone by and the food history of a family and a region; will be appreciated by readers looking for the warmth of the French Mediterranean sun on the library shelf.
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