Cooking in Provence by Alex Mackay, [pdf, books to read]

Cooking in Provence

In 2000, Alex Mackay and Peter Knab opened Le Baou d’Infer, a cooking school in the heart of the Provencal countryside. Cooking in Provence is a collection of recipes born out of this experience—dishes cooked by Alex and his students and inspired by their love not just of the intoxicating flavors and food of the region, but its way of life. The recipes reflect the changing seasons, from refreshing summer dishes such as Salade Niçoise and Pissaladiere to the warming comfort of Daube en Boeuf and Bouillabaisse, authentically evoking the region’s unique identity. Peter Knab’s stunning photographs sit alongside Alex’s vivid descriptions of the scenery, markets, and people. Together they conjure a vision of Provence and the food integral to the region—from the fish caught along its beautiful coastline to the aromatic herbs and vegetables harvested from its fields and the fruit grown in its orchards. This book provides not just a wonderful collection of mouthwatering dishes, but a slice of the warmth and beauty of Provence itself.


“I watched Alex Mackay become a master during his time with me at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, and I have always said he is more French than a Frenchman. The recipes in this book show his passion and knowledge while taking you on a tour of all the things I love to eat and experience whenever I’m in Provence.”

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About the Author

Alex Mackay is former sous-chef at Raymond Blanc’s world-famous Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons and former director of Le Manoir’s cooking school. He set up Le Baou d’Infer, a cooking school in the heart of Provence, and now heads up Delia Smith’s cooking workshops. He was the 2006/2007 Guild of Food Writers Cookery Journalist of the Year award winner. Peter Knab is the photographer for 50 Great Curries of India and Delia Smith’s Summer Collection.

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We’re getting ready for a trip to Provence and thought this book would be useful. It’s well written, beautifully illustrated and filled with recipes and stories. Highly recommended.

  • Title: Cooking in Provence
  • Autor: Alex Mackay
  • Publisher (Publication Date): Ebury Press; New Ed edition (October 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • Download File Format: PDF, EPUB, MOBI, AZW3 (Kindle)

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