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Recipes from a French Wine Harvest: Vintage Feasts from the Vineyards - Rosi Hanson

Seven Dials, 1995, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Slight fading to the margin of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Throughout the wine regions of France, the annual harvest gathers people of all ages and backgrounds to pick the grapes. It’s hard and hungry work and, traditionally, the vineyard owner and family feed their temporary army of workers the sort of hearty food (and drink) they need to be out among the vines from dawn to dusk! The recipes for these harvest feasts have often been in the family for generations and, region by region, represent an unbroken link with the strong traditions of rural French family cooking.

Here are salads and red wine stews from Provence, grills from Gascony, tarts from Touraine, Burgundian potato dishes, soup from Champagne: simply prepared and economical food for entertaining in the best tradition of French country cooking. The recipes, originally designed to feed the many, have been carefully reworked to feed a table of six to eight diners.

In her researches, the author visited some of France’s greatest chateaux and domaines — La Fleur Petrus and Lynch-Bages, Vieux Telegraphe, Guigal and Domaine Tempier, Michel Lafarge and Domaine Raveneau, Louis Roederer and Zind-Humbrecht — as well as lesser known but equally long-established concerns, to meet the families and individuals behind the wine labels.

Beautifully illustrated throughout with images of the vineyards as the grapes were being picked and in the homes where the feasts were being prepared, Recipes from the French Wine Harvest is a gastronomic treat to be appreciated by every enthusiast for the food and wines of France.”


Size: 10½" x 9". 157 pages.
£6.50

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