Author(s): Gabriel Gate
Each year millions of people tune in to watch the most famous race in the world - the Tour de France, where dedicated cyclists traverse 3500 kilometres of France in an effort to win the famous yellow jersey. Changing every year, the Tour covers famous cities and regions including Nice, Marseille, Provence, The Loire Valley and Paris, making it as much a delight for the gastronome as it is the sports fan. The gastronomy of France is quite simply superb. Its outstanding fish and seafood, excellent wines and liqueurs, extraordinary cheeses, unique range of charcuteries, delicious bread, cakes and patisseries are a constant delight for the French people and this beautiful illustrated book, by chef and television presenter Gabriel Gate, gathers together the best classic recipes from the many regions of France, one of the world's best destinations for food lovers. This recipe collection includes dishes such as the popular Chicken Casserole Vallee d'Auge from Normandy, the colourful Ratatouille with Lemon and Olive Chantilly from Provence and, of course, lovely desserts, as only the French can do, like the luscious Strawberry Tart from the Loire Valley.
Gabriel Gate is a French-trained chef with an international reputation as a cookery author, television presenter and cookery teacher. Born in the Loire valley of France, where his father grew all the family's fruit and vegetables and made wine from the small family vineyard, Gabriel learned the joys of cooking from his maternal grandmother who was an excellent cook. As a young chef he worked with some of the finest French chefs. He is the author of 22 cookbooks.