Rolling vineyards with world-famous names. Sleepy hamlets. Farmers in sky-blue overalls. Green pastures dotted with Charolais cattle. And a celebrated cuisine based on butter, cheese, and cream. Burgundy is the quintessential France, and Pedaling Through Burgundy Cookbook is a quintessential taste of France from one of our most acclaimed cookbook writers.
From Warm Potato and Sausage Salad Lyonnaise to French Onion Soup Gratinee, Sarah Leah Chase spectacularly recreates the best of Burgundy. Sarah's Boeuf Bourguignonne a Ma Facon is grilled instead of stewed for a delicious summer meal. White wine transforms Coq au Vin. Mushrooms are coated with escargot butter before grilling, Dijon mustard turns a potato gratin deliciously piquant, and there are no less than six variations on the fluffy gougeres always present at Burgundy wine tastings.
With more than 60 recipes in all (including Cassis Crisp and Colette's Lemon Tart), much ado about wine, and moments from the road, this enchanting memento is for every food lover who has bicycled through Burgundy and for every cook in love with the flavors of the French countryside.
Sarah Leah Chase is a caterer, cooking teacher, and author. When not guiding bicycle tours through Europe, she teaches cooking, and writes and creates recipes at her home on Nantucket.