The Whole Fromage

The Whole Fromage Author Kathe Lison
ISBN-10 9780307452078
Year 2013-06-25
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Broadway Books
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An Amazon 2013 Best of the Year Pick The French, sans doute, love their fromages. And there’s much to love: hundreds of gloriously pungent varieties—crumbly, creamy, buttery, even shot through with bottle-green mold. So many varieties, in fact, that the aspiring gourmand may wonder: How does one make sense of it all? In The Whole Fromage, Kathe Lison sets out to learn what makes French cheese so remarkable—why France is the “Cheese Mother Ship,” in the words of one American expert. Her journey takes her to cheese caves tucked within the craggy volcanic rock of Auvergne, to a centuries-old monastery in the French Alps, and to the farmlands that keep cheesemaking traditions alive. She meets the dairy scientists, shepherds, and affineurs who make up the world of modern French cheese, and whose lifestyles and philosophies are as varied and flavorful as the delicacies they produce. Most delicious of all, she meets the cheeses themselves—from spruce-wrapped Mont d’Or, so gooey it’s best eaten with a spoon; to luminous Beaufort, redolent of Alpine grasses and wildflowers, a single round of which can weigh as much as a Saint Bernard; to Camembert, invented in Normandy but beloved and imitated across the world. With writing as piquant and rich as a well-aged Roquefort, as charming as a tender springtime chèvre, and yet as unsentimental as a stinky Maroilles, The Whole Fromage is a tasty exploration of one of the great culinary treasures of France. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Whole Fromage

The Whole Fromage Author Kathe Lison
ISBN-10 9780307452061
Year 2013
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher Broadway Books
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Traveling across France to discover where the highly artisanal, bacteria-laden wonderfood fit into the modern era of supermarches, sterilization and EU regulations, the author presents a mouthwatering exploration of a food, a country and the meaning of tradition. Original.

The French Cheese Book

The French Cheese Book Author Patrick Rance
ISBN-10 0333421043
Year 1989-01-01
Pages 562
Language en
Publisher
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In over forty years of travel in France I have found my views shared by all who have a true vocation in the world of cheese. With their love and understanding of the land and the animals which provide milk for their cheeses, the makers of farmhouse cheese are the best guardians and restorers of the natural unpolluted countryside. Their products offer the richness and limitless variety of unspoilt local and seasonal flavour and aroma. They raise cheese above the level of an all-year-round, standardised, utilitarian factory food. Their cheese is a gourmet's heaven of everbeckoning delights. May this book lead you on to them... Patrick Rance

Mastering the Art of French Eating

Mastering the Art of French Eating Author Ann Mah
ISBN-10 9781101638156
Year 2013-09-26
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The memoir of a young diplomat’s wife who must reinvent her dream of living in Paris—one dish at a time When journalist Ann Mah’s diplomat husband is given a three-year assignment in Paris, Ann is overjoyed. A lifelong foodie and Francophile, she immediately begins plotting gastronomic adventures à deux. Then her husband is called away to Iraq on a year-long post—alone. Suddenly, Ann’s vision of a romantic sojourn in the City of Light is turned upside down. So, not unlike another diplomatic wife, Julia Child, Ann must find a life for herself in a new city. Journeying through Paris and the surrounding regions of France, Ann combats her loneliness by seeking out the perfect pain au chocolat and learning the way the andouillette sausage is really made. She explores the history and taste of everything from boeuf Bourguignon to soupe au pistou to the crispiest of buckwheat crepes. And somewhere between Paris and the south of France, she uncovers a few of life’s truths. Like Sarah Turnbull’s Almost French and Julie Powell’s New York Times bestseller Julie and Julia, Mastering the Art of French Eating is interwoven with the lively characters Ann meets and the traditional recipes she samples. Both funny and intelligent, this is a story about love—of food, family, and France.

French Cheeses

French Cheeses Author Kazuko Masui
ISBN-10 1405312114
Year 2005
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
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A fully illustrated and handy guide to over 350 French cheeses - from Alsace to Vancluse, covering classic French cheeses to little-known regional specialities. Features clear at-a-glance factboxes detailing the characteristics of each cheese, how they are made and tasting and storing tips. Perfect for any cheese lover - know what to look for and where to find it with the finest guide to French Cheeses.

Cheese and Culture

Cheese and Culture Author Paul Kindstedt
ISBN-10 9781603584128
Year 2012-04-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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Behind every traditional type of cheese there is a fascinating story. By examining the role of the cheesemaker throughout world history and by understanding a few basic principles of cheese science and technology, we can see how different cheeses have been shaped by and tailored to their surrounding environment, as well as defined by their social and cultural context. Cheese and Culture endeavors to advance our appreciation of cheese origins by viewing human history through the eyes of a cheese scientist. There is also a larger story to be told, a grand narrative that binds all cheeses together into a single history that started with the discovery of cheese making and that is still unfolding to this day. This book reconstructs that 9000-year story based on the often fragmentary information that we have available. Cheese and Culture embarks on a journey that begins in the Neolithic Age and winds its way through the ensuing centuries to the present. This tour through cheese history intersects with some of the pivotal periods in human prehistory and ancient, classical, medieval, renaissance, and modern history that have shaped western civilization, for these periods also shaped the lives of cheesemakers and the diverse cheeses that they developed. The book offers a useful lens through which to view our twenty-first century attitudes toward cheese that we have inherited from our past, and our attitudes about the food system more broadly. This refreshingly original book will appeal to anyone who loves history, food, and especially good cheese.

The Table Comes First

The Table Comes First Author Adam Gopnik
ISBN-10 9780307700599
Year 2011-10-25
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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Never before have we cared so much about food. It preoccupies our popular culture, our fantasies, and even our moralizing—“You still eat meat?” With our top chefs as deities and finest restaurants as places of pilgrimage, we have made food the stuff of secular seeking and transcendence, finding heaven in a mouthful. But have we come any closer to discovering the true meaning of food in our lives? With inimitable charm and learning, Adam Gopnik takes us on a beguiling journey in search of that meaning as he charts America’s recent and rapid evolution from commendably aware eaters to manic, compulsive gastronomes. It is a journey that begins in eighteenth-century France—the birthplace of our modern tastes (and, by no coincidence, of the restaurant)—and carries us to the kitchens of the White House, the molecular meccas of Barcelona, and beyond. To understand why so many of us apparently live to eat, Gopnik delves into the most burning questions of our time, including: Should a Manhattanite bother to find chicken killed in the Bronx? Is a great vintage really any better than a good bottle of wine? And: Why does dessert matter so much? Throughout, he reminds us of a time-honored truth often lost amid our newfound gastronomic pieties and certitudes: What goes on the table has never mattered as much to our lives as what goes on around the table—the scene of families, friends, lovers coming together, or breaking apart; conversation across the simplest or grandest board. This, ultimately, is who we are. Following in the footsteps of Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Adam Gopnik gently satirizes the entire human comedy of the comestible as he surveys the wide world of taste that we have lately made our home. The Table Comes First is the delightful beginning of a new conversation about the way we eat now. From the Hardcover edition.

French Kids Eat Everything

French Kids Eat Everything Author Karen Le Billon
ISBN-10 9781405517706
Year 2012-05-03
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Far too many parents face an ongoing struggle to get their kids to eat well, so why is it that French children gladly wolf down all the things our kids hate - the dreaded spinach or broccoli, fish, olives, salad...? In French Kids Eat Everything, Karen Le Billon shares her experience of moving to France and finding the inspiration to transform her family's approach to eating. If you've ever tried hiding healthy foods in your kids' meals, bribing them to finish - or even start - something healthy, or simply given up in exasperation at your child's extensive list of banned foods, this book will strike a chord. It charts the author's enlightening journey from stressed mum of picky eaters, to proud - if somewhat surprised - parent of healthy, happy eaters. Along the way, you'll discover the 'food rules' that help the French foster healthy eating habits, why it's vital to get kids to try the same food many times over, the value of educating your children about food from an early age, why how you eat is just as important as what you eat - and much, much more. With tips, tricks, rules and routines for happy, healthy eaters - plus some fast, tasty recipes to try - this isn't just another tale of Gallic gastronomic superiority but a practical guide to instilling in your kids healthy eating habits that will last them a lifetime (and ensure less stressful mealtimes for you too!).

The Balthazar Cookbook

The Balthazar Cookbook Author Keith McNally
ISBN-10 9781400046355
Year 2003
Pages 259
Language en
Publisher Clarkson Potter
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A collection of classic French brasserie recipes from the celebrated Balthazar restaurant includes more than one hundred signature dishes, all adapted for the home cook, including Onion Soup Gratine, Goat Cheese Tart, Bouillabaisse, Steak au Poivre, and Cassoulet, along with suggestions on accompaniments and advice on cooking techniques. 35,000 first printing. Good Cook.

Provence 1970

Provence  1970 Author Luke Barr
ISBN-10 9780770433314
Year 2013-10-22
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Clarkson Potter
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Provence, 1970 is about a singular historic moment. In the winter of that year, more or less coincidentally, the iconic culinary figures James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Richard Olney, Simone Beck, and Judith Jones found themselves together in the South of France. They cooked and ate, talked and argued, about the future of food in America, the meaning of taste, and the limits of snobbery. Without quite realizing it, they were shaping today’s tastes and culture, the way we eat now. The conversations among this group were chronicled by M.F.K. Fisher in journals and letters—some of which were later discovered by Luke Barr, her great-nephew. In Provence, 1970, he captures this seminal season, set against a stunning backdrop in cinematic scope—complete with gossip, drama, and contemporary relevance.

Dream Reaper

Dream Reaper Author Craig Canine
ISBN-10 0226092658
Year 1997-06-08
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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Dream Reaper follows Mark Underwood, farmer and inventor, and his salesman cousin as they strive to perfect and market Mark's breakthrough invention, the Bi-Rotor combine. "This intriguing tale weaves together the creativity and ingenuity of an inventor and the hurdles he and his partner face in selling and producing what appears to be an amazingly efficient Bi-Rotor combine."—Science News "Canine writes with style and flourish. . . Dream Reaper is a riveting journey into America's heartland, where necessity is the mother of invention—and hard work, conviction, and sacrifice are its lifeblood."—People Magazine "Canine deftly interweaves the story of the two men's struggles with a history of the mechanization of agriculture. This lively account of men working under pressure, improvising repairs and demonstrating the new machine, is also a story of courage that illustrates the barriers facing an independent inventor."—Publishers Weekly "Craig Canine's Dream Reaper is a delight. It's an important book, rich with history and stories. It brings our most essential industry—farming—into new perspective. Reading it made me want to get out a crop."—Bobbie Ann Mason A volume in the Sloan Technology Series. The series presents to a general audience highly readable accounts of the development of 20th century technologies and the ways these have shaped and are shaped by society.

The Road from the Past

The Road from the Past Author Ina Caro
ISBN-10 0156003635
Year 1996
Pages 339
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Describes a driving tour of France northward from Provence through the Loire Valley to Paris, examining landscape, architecture, and history

Eat Here

Eat Here Author Brian Halweil
ISBN-10 0393326640
Year 2004
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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An examination of food transportation practices throughout America and the rest of the world evaluates the economic and social costs of eating non-locally produced foods, citing such consequences as lost local revenues, transport pollution, and compromised food security while recommending rural restoration within cities. Original. 15,000 first printing.

A Year in Cheese

A Year in Cheese Author Alex Guarneri
ISBN-10 9781781011973
Year 2015-09-03
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Frances Lincoln
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Christina Hendricks: "Androuet is an incredible fondue restaurant" A Year in Cheese comes from the team behind famous artisan cheese shop Androuet, which was established in Paris in 1909 and opened in fashionable Spitalfields in London in 2009. The fromagerie and restaurant Androuet specialises in seasonal cheese from France, Britain and beyond and supplies cheese to many acclaimed restaurants, including Duck & Waffle and Terroirs. Just like fruit, veg and meat, cheese is seasonal. Seasonal cheese is about listening to nature, understanding the grazing cycle of the animal that’s being milked, knowing what they’re grazing on at which time of year, and recognising optimal maturing times. This beautiful and inventive cookbook introduces the idea of seasonal cheese, starting with a brief introduction to which cheeses are at their prime at which time of year, followed by dozens of exceptional recipes each using an easy-to-find seasonal cheese.