Book Review: A Kitchen In France, by Mimi Thorisson

Have you ever dreamed of living in France? Or maybe just visiting the french countryside? The dreams of being able to taste the food, experiencing the culture, emerging yourself in the perfume soaked lavender fields? Well, I am fortunate enough to say that I have done all of the above, and that is why I have been drawn to this delightful cooking edition. This book, A Kitchen In France, by Mimi Thorisson takes the reader a year journey of cooking in her farmhouse! Mimi Thorisson and her family moved from Paris to a small town in Medoc, and though she was never wasn’t quite sure what to think of this out of the way little town, she soon found herself overcome by the local markets and their abundances of fresh, organic ingredients; all from local farmers and the neighboring woods and most importantly she found the time to cook. Her cookbook chronicles the family’s seasonal meals, all divided among seasonal lines and festivals, Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter, among life in an old farmhouse.
This book is truly beautiful. The photographs of the county side, her family and home along with the amazing food she creates is gorgeous. This is a hardback book filled with 304 pages. I also loved the texts section of her families celebration of the Chinese New Year! A few examples of the recipes included are:
  • Black – Pig Pork Roast with Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Sugared – Almond Tart
  • Roast Lamb Shoulder with Garlic Cream Sauce
  • Salted – Butter Creme Caramel
  • Garlic Soup
  • Coffee Cream Puffs

This is a wonderful cookbook, for the most novice of cooks to the true Francophone in your life, and to say that this book that truly takes you to the heart, the utter essence of the french countryside, is an understatement.

To find out more about this book, click here!



In compliance with FTC regulation, I hereby disclaim that I received a free copy of the book from Blogging For Books, in exchange for my review. I was not compensated for this review. All opinions of this book, its author, and publisher, are that of my own.


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