La Tartine Gourmande

La Tartine Gourmande

Recipes for An Inspired Life

Book - 2011
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What could be sweeter than a life with friendship and food at its center? For B#65533;atrice Peltre, author of the award-winning blog, to cook is to delight in the best of what life has to offer--the people and places we love. Welcome to a world where flavors are collected as souvenirs and shared as heirlooms, and where the dishes we create are expressions of our joie de vivre .

With nearly 100 recipes and charming anecdotes, La Tartine Gourmande takes you on a journey, not only through the meals of the day but around the world, as B#65533;a revisits her inspiration for each dish. Though her style is largely inspired by her native France, you'll find a wide array of influences as she brings creative twists to classic recipes--all while remaining effortlessly healthful and balanced. The gluten-free recipes use whole grains like quinoa, millet, buckwheat, and nut flours, lending surprising depth of flavor and nutrients, even to desserts. You'll taste the best of her adventures abroad from Denmark to New Zealand, her childhood in the French countryside, and the simple wholesomeness of her charmed life at home in Boston.

Your mouth will water as B#65533;a recalls the oeufs en cocotte ("baked eggs") that she ate as a child after collecting fresh eggs from her grandmother's hen house. Her recipe for this classic dish now includes leeks, spinach, smoked salmon, and cumin. Or try the buttermilk, lemon, and poppyseed pancakes she made every morning in Crete when she was pregnant--they're now her little daughter Lulu's favorite. Warm up with a bowl of celeriac, white sweet potato, and apple soup, a dish inspired by a chilly day of horseback riding in New Zealand. You'll love sharing the saffron-flavored crab and watercress souffl#65533;, a delicious homage to one of her mother's best-loved Christmas traditions. And since most would agree that "a meal without dessert is like wearing only one shoe," try the apple, rhubarb, and strawberry nutty crumble, served with vanilla-flavored custard, just the way her husband's Irish grandfather preferred.

Lush styling and photography combined with sweet stories, foodie tidbits, and fresh and original recipes make La Tartine Gourmande perfect for those who love food and the way our lives play around it. This is not just a book about cooking, but a warm invitation to share in the beauty and simple pleasures of a life with food at the heart of it.
Publisher: Boston : Roost Books, 2011.
ISBN: 9781590307625
Branch Call Number: 641.5944
Characteristics: xi, 314 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.


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Jul 05, 2013

This cookbook was good. I liked the variety that Peltre offered, and I thought it really encompassed French cooking at home. I've enjoyed the recipes I've made from here. Would I buy this book? No, but I enjoyed it all the same. I thought it was somewhat frustrating to see all of the special ingredients (amaranth flour?), since I don't like having to go out and buy a bit of something I probably won't use in the future.

Dec 14, 2012

Enticing recipes illustrated with beautiful photos through out the book.

tsharisse Jul 30, 2012

First there are the recipes. They are easy enough for the everyday home chef and beginner's can successfully prepare most recipes contained in this beautifully presented book. Very great inspiration for the kitchen!

May 21, 2012

I have tried quite a few of the recipes in this book, and they all turn out wonderfully! I like that it is mostly gluten-free, but the author focuses more on the delicious ingredients that are involved rather than what is not included.


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