My Heart’s Home: Memories & Recipes of France is available on Amazon!

I’m very happy to announce the release of…
My Heart’s Home: Memories & Recipes of France
Now available on Amazon on paperback and as an eBook!

PS: Check out a video of my book here!

Join me on a delicious journey to some of my favorite places in France as I cook authentic regional delights and share recipes inspired by travels through my adoptive country. With colorful stories and diary entries about gastronomic discoveries, wine adventures, beautiful villages and enticing markets, this is more than just another collection of recipes – it is a love song dedicated to France, my “heart’s home,” and an ode to French food guaranteed to lure you into the kitchen and bring a burst of joie de vivre to your life and table. Included are classics such as moules marinières, tartelettes aux fraises, tomates farcies and moelleux au chocolat, but also exciting dishes such as pork loin with lavender and mustard, chicken in Banyuls, a vibrant tomato tarte tatin, tuna rillettes with ras el hanout, and ice cream with prunes and Armagnac. You’ll read about my first vacations in Bourgogne and the south of France, historic places, unforgettable meals, and many memorable French experiences. A must for those who love France and good food!

There are two versions of the book available:

You may be wondering…  why would you publish a cookbook without enticing food photos? Julia Child, MFK Fisher and Elizabeth David all did the same, and did we enjoy their work any less? While I understand that for many, beautiful images are one of the most attractive parts of a cookbook, I have noticed that some cookbooks nowadays place too much emphasis on the visual and not enough on good, solid recipe writing. Especially in the past decade or so, cookbooks have moved from the kitchen to the living room, becoming coffee table books rather than books that get covered in food stains and used over and over. As much as I enjoy flipping through beautifully styled cookbooks, I appreciate well-written recipes and writing that inspires much more. After all, that is the purpose of a cookbook – to make you want to get into the kitchen and cook.
I want this book, its recipe and stories, to transport you to France. Read it in bed and drift off to sleep dreaming about the meals you’ll create tomorrow, or in the bath with a glass of wine, as you mentally plan your next trip. Let the images form in your mind, and the best results come out of your kitchen, ready to be shared with warmth and love.

In the future, I may continue to publish sans images!
I really hope you will enjoy My Heart’s Home!

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