A French-cooking blogger describes and photographs her family's meals in their country farmhouse in Médoc, made using local ingredients, including Roast Chicken With Herbs and Crème Fraîche, Cèpe and Parsley Tartlets and Apple Tart With Orange Flower Water. 50,000 first printing.
A magnificent 1000-piece puzzle featuring a colorful, intricately patterned quilt by artist Mary Lee Bendolph, matriarch of the historic quilting community in Gee's Bend, Alabama, and published by Paulson Fontaine Press in Berkeley, California.
This is the first jigsaw puzzle to feature a print of one of the fabled Gee's Bend quilts, practical works of art created by the descendants of formerly enslaved people who settled in the rural Alabama community of Gee's Bend. The quilters developed a distinctive geometric aesthetic that results in quilts looking much like abstract expressionist paintings while retaining the hominess, comfort, and country flavor of the traditional quilt. The inventive, improvisational patterns of these quilts and the stories about their makers have enthralled a wide audience of contemporary art lovers, quilters, folk art enthusiasts, and American history buffs.
Get Ready was created by matriarch quilt maker Mary Lee Bendolph, who descends from generations of quilt makers in Gee's Bend, Alabama.
Jean-Pierre and Denise Moullé met on a street corner in Berkeley, California, in 1980; six months later they were married. French Roots is the story of their lives told through the food they cook-beginning with the dishes of old-world France, the couple's birthplace, and focusing on the simple, pared-down preparations of French food common in the postwar period. The story then travels to the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1970s, where Jean-Pierre was appointed executive chef at Chez Panisse when California cuisine was just emerging as a distinctive and important style, and where Denise began importing French wine. Finally, the journey follows the couple to their homes in Sonoma, California, and Bordeaux to revisit the classic dishes of the Moullés' native country and hone the forgotten skills of foraging, hunting, and preserving.