The food of France gives you a real taste of a country that has made food one of the great joys of every day. Join our culinary journey from the restaurants of Lyon to the kitchens of Provence, through the vineyards of Bordeaux to the bakers of Paris, and discover the food that defines today's French cooking: the freshest seafood with herb aïoli, winter salt pork with lentils and a slow-cooking cassoulet, warm brioche and petits pots de crème.
Each recipe is photographed right as it is made, and is accompanied by useful hints on methods and ingredients. Beautiful photographs shot in France show how to choose the best produce: from market-fresh vegetables to seafood, regional cheeses and charcuterie.
To partner the recipes, special sections open up to explore the essence of French food and drink. Varieties of cheeses, charcuterie, seafood, pâtisserie and breads have been photographed to make identification easy; there are sections on ripening a Camembert, the baguette and French chocolate; as well as a guide to enjoying the best of France's wines and champagnes.