Author(s): Rick Stein
Inspired by his gastronomic journey through the idyllic waterways of Southern France, Rick Stein's French Odyssey explores French culinary tradition - perfect for aspiring cooks everywhere. Beginning with a diary of his trip and then divided into 6 chapters, with classic recipes at the back, the book is illustrated throughout with stunning food and location shots. Rick s culinary tour on an ancient barge takes him along the Canal du midi from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. His final destination is a little restaurant near Marseilles where several years ago he had the best seafood lunch imaginable. Along the way he samples regional foods from country stew in Castelsarrasin to the Montaine Noire hams of Castelnaudary. Further south he stops over in the Languedoc wine region and samples local delicacies before heading towards Marseilles via the Canal du Rhone. With over 100 recipes, Rick's gastro-tour will motivate every reader to try French cooking again and again.
Over 100 new Rick Stein recipes inspired by the flavours of France
Shortlisted for British Book Awards: Film & TV Book Award 2006.
Rick Stein OBE is one of Britain's favourite cookery writers and chefs. His TV programmes include Rick Stein's Taste of the Sea, Seafood Lovers' Guide - and his latest, French Odyssey. Previous books include English Seafood Cookery, which won the 1989 Glenfiddich Award for Food Book of the Year, and Taste of the Sea, which won both the 1995 Andre Simon Memorial Fund Food Book Award and the 1996 Good Food Award for Cookery Book of the Year. in 2001. His most recent seafood book, Rick Stein's Seafood, won the coveted James Beard Foundation Cookbook of the Year Award in 2005.