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Join Carole Bumpus as she continues the culinary journey of Book One in Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table, with her incomparable guide, Josiane, as they head north from Paris to Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Normandy, and Brittany, then drop into the Loire Valley before ending in the Auvergne. Sample family favorites and regional delights such as Flemish Potjevlesh, Algerian-influenced chicken tagine, moules (mussels) in cider and cream, salt-encrusted Lamb Grevin, Far Breton, and Pate de Pomme de Terre. Enjoy the music and antics of local festivals like La Bande de Pecheur (Gang of Fisherman), Feast of St. John, and the Blessing of the Fleet. Discover the wonder of troglodyte caves, wineries, and truffle farms in the Loire Valley. Then travel to Josiane's family home, where you, too, can discover why food and family time are considered sacred in the Auvergne. And, all along the route, witness the impact WWI and WWII on the families profiled. Even seventy-five years later, the legacy of war remains-and yet, incredibly, the gift that each generation has handed down has been gratitude and a deep understanding of the importance of family. A compilation of personal stories, memorable moments, family secrets, and mouth-watering recipes, this French culinary travelogue is sure to find a prized place on the bookshelf of readers who love France-its food, its people, and its history.
The author's straightforward narrative delivers vivid imagery of both the surroundings and the people...An engaging gastronomic presentation of French history and culture. -Kirkus Reviews Praise for Book One of Savoring the Olde Ways: Both a regional history and a cooking memoir, this is even more than the sum of its parts, and a celebration of living life every moment. Francophiles, history fans, and foodies will love this book. -Booklist . . . engaging. . . . Bumpus's writing is perspicuous and economical. . . . The recipes, too, are enticing and detailed, and the book as a whole should appeal to Francophiles and ambitious cooks. A culinary adventure that's enhanced by familial and regional histories. -Kirkus Reviews The book is peppered with descriptions of regional and family dishes . . . and is a wonderful ride through four regions of France, generating great excitement for its follow-up. -Foreword Reviews Mouth-wateringly delicious, evocative, and utterly charming. French Book Worm, on Good Life France.com These are stories of history and change, of cherishing traditions partly because of the sense that they may not continue forever, making them even more precious and Bumpus' recording of them even more vital. . . . Jeannette Ferrary, author of MFK Fisher and Me: A Memoir of Food and Friendship Carole's enthusiasm for the region's people, history and culinary traditions leaps from the pages in this down-to-earth exploration of north-eastern France. Pull up a chair, pour yourself a glass of wine and dig in! Fiona Valpy, author of The French for Love This is a gem of a book for foodies, Francophiles and lovers of storytelling. Carole Bumpus is an insightful and gracious guest. Patricia Sands, author of the best-selling Love in Provence series In a carefully constructed itinerary, and with notebook in hand, Carole visits with local families who recount how traditional French dishes have been woven into their everyday lives and upbringings. . . . This book is chock-full of details and foodie inspiration and gives the reader intimate insight into French home-cooking traditions. Belle Provence Travels This book is a gem . . . . If food, France, history, and culture interest you, then don't miss this book that perfectly combines all of these and more. The French Village Diaries Warning: Do not read this book if you are hungry or within reach of a credit card. You will end up cooking (and eating) all of the included recipes, or buying a ticket for the next flight to France, or both all while devouring this book. Because, much like the dishes and stories she describes, Carole Bumpus' writing is simply delectable. Pink Pangea
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