La France Gourmande explores the country’s age–old food festivals and fairs, highlighting the diversity of regional products and traditions, from Normandy’s coastal fish fairs to the colorful cherry, olive, and lavender festivals in the south. Traditions, too, are explored, often with the locals themselves, offering a wonderfully evocative picture of French rural life. Each fair or festival features a delicious regional recipe, and the book’s twelve chapters provide a month–by–month companion to events.
Complete with a region–by–region index detailing all the relevant information on a particular area, La France Gourmande is gloriously illustrated with color photos of people and places, foods and markets.
For Francophiles, food lovers, and armchair travelers alike—a month–by–month culinary guide to France’s fairs and festivals, including detailed information on where to eat and stay, recipes from every region, and 150 color photos. American measures.