The Elusive Truffle: Travels In Search Of The Legendary Food Of France

The Elusive Truffle: Travels In Search Of The Legendary Food Of France

Paperback (31 Aug 2010) | English

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Synopsis

In years gone by, the traveller in France could rely on coming across a restaurant where the tables were ready-laid with heavy cotton napkins, a carafe of wine and a basket of freshly baked bread, and where the ensuing meal would encompass recipes of remarkable local dishes handed down from generation to generation. But no longer.

In an inspiring quest for this rapidly disappearing traditional cuisine and culture, Mirabel Osler travels the length and breadth of France, focusing on individual chefs and restaurants, exploring producers and suppliers such the travelling butchers and bakers, and the local markets where much of the produce is bought. It is an enticing and evocative picture of a way of life which is fast being eroded by the modern world, but also an affirmation that, for some, the old traditions will always survive.

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Black Swan

Black Swan

Black Swan is an imprint of Transworld Publishers and publishes bestselling authors such as Bill Bryson, Sophie Kinsella, Kate Atkinson and Joanne Harris in paperback.

Book information

ISBN: 9780552776776
Publisher: Transworld
Imprint: Black Swan
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 196g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 21mm