French Leave by John Burton Race lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Ebury Press, 2003, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: Escaping the stresses and strains of everyday life is something many of us can only dream of. But for two Michelin star chef John Burton Race the dream became a reality when he swapped the pressures of running a highly successful London restaurant for a farmhouse in south-west France.
Based on the highly acclaimed Channel Four television series of the same name, French Leave is a memoir of this year. The result is a warm and witty portrayal of the French and their way of life and the fantastic collection of recipes developed and discovered while there. But it is also a highly personal journey of discovery as Burton Race faces the challenge of helping his large family adjust to their new lifestyle and embarks on his own quest for a new kind of life. One of Britains finest chefs, Burton Races biggest challenge is taking on the French at their own game, in their own backyard as he samples the pleasures and pitfalls of truffle-hunting, cheese-making and becoming a chocolatier.
Lavishly photographed, with over 100 recipes created exclusively for the book, French Leave captures the true essence of France and the authors passion for its beauty, people, food and wines. Entertaining, informative and thought-provoking, it is an indispensable companion for Francophiles the world over. And most of all, to all lovers of good food and life.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 304 pages. Index. 10″ x 7½”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Cookery French category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!