- Print Length: 292 Pages
- Publisher: Weldon Owen
- Publication Date: March 7, 2017
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1681881438
- ISBN-13: 978-1681881430
- File Format: EPUB
James Beard Award winning author Georgeanne Brennan shares a lifetime of French farmhouse cooking—combining ingredients from forest, field, sea, and stream—in casual meals for friends and family. Following an approach to daily cooking that’s rooted firmly in the French tradition, Brennan crafts recipes driven by the seasons and the outdoors. Paired with lovely lifestyle photography, this inspiring cookbook weaves together her personal experience, stories, and tips about how to create a sustainable life—one that celebrates the relationship between the land and the table, and among food, family, and friends—no matter where you reside.
The Potager: Year-Round Vegetables: green garlic and new potato soup; charred artichokes with fresh herb dipping sauce; zucchini and pine nut fritters; fennel and chicken braised with lemon; savory chard and raisin tart; sweet pepper and shelling bean Gratin; parsnip soup with toasted almonds; winter beignets with sauce verde
The Orchard: Fruits & Nuts: homecured olives, cherry and onion chutney for seared duck breast, chestnut and pork stew, pear, arugula and shaved parmesan salad, mulberry and pistachio tart, chestnut cream profiteroles
The Barnyard: Cows, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Chickens, Ducks & Rabbits: foie gras terrine, chicken liver pâté, shredded duck confit and cornichon buns, beef braised in red wine and bone marrow, roast chicken with potatoes and droppings, stuffed breast of lamb-Michoui style, frozen meringues and fruit cream
The Forest & Fields: Wild Things : snail stuffed mushroom, wild mushroom soup, foraged greens and prosciutto salad, quail with juniper glaze and shallots, fresh bay leaves skewered with lamb and peppers, Crème Brûlée with Black Truffles, lavender pepper goat cheese.
Water: Fish & Shellfish: smoked trout pate, thin sliced raw scallops with wild fennel pollen, pot de poisson, Moules Gratinée, sea bass with lemon verbenas buerre blanc, sea urchin sauce
With lovely recipes and tips to sustainable life, La Vie Rustic allows you to live the French lifestyle in your home!
One of Georgeanne Brennan’s best books ever. A wonderful breadth of recipes to work through (and find delight in). Whenever I cook something of Georgeanne’s I get raves, with people always commenting on the depths of flavors. They think it’s gourmet, but it’s really the simplest of foods to prepare, cooking that relies on quality of ingredients, freshness, and realness that most Americans simply aren’t used to, even in the middle of California farm land where it’s a veritable garden, but most still eat like it’s the 50s, or at most the 70s.
Georgeanne’s recipes will elevate your dining experience and get you thinking about reconnecting with the earth it comes from. There’s nothing better in cooking than being able to go out and pick fresh herbs and salad just minutes before using them, or growing what you can, even if it’s in a windowsill.
You don’t have to, of course. Store bought everything will yield fantastic results with this book of recipes too.
Cook your way through it and you not only get some good meals, but you’re also introduced to a new way of thinking, and the experience of cooking through this now informs your future cooking — all for the better.