MIMI THORISSON is the author of French Country Cooking and Manger, a blog devoted to French cooking and her life in the French countryside. She is the host of the French cooking shows La Table de Mimi and Les Desserts de Mimi. She lives with her husband, their children, and their smooth fox terriers in an old ch teau in St Yzans, in the M doc region of France.
"A Kitchen in France...encourages us to cook together and share
good food and wine with people we love."
--The Wall Street Journal
"This highly personal and friendly book encourages readers to
really appreciate ingredients, and time spent in the kitchen and at
"Equally enthralling as her recipes is Thorisson's seemingly
effortless conjuring of a rustic dream life, often exquisitely
illustrated by her husband's photography..."
"If you've ever read Mimi Thorisson's blog, Manger, you know
what it is to envy her life, full of long walks through the French
countryside with her children and seeming endless brigade of dogs,
which end at home with bushels full of produce that she
effortlessly turns into feasts, all cassoulets and tarts and roasts
and good wine to wash it all down. But if you're going to buy one
aspirational cookbook this fall, it's Mimi's--because you'll
actually take on many of her recipes, and absorb a bit of her style
of entertaining in the process."
"Mimi Thorisson's picture-perfect life would almost be too
idyllic to bear if she weren't so generous: This lovely home cook
willingly shares culinary secrets in her popular blog of two and a
half years, Manger, along with a host of classic French recipes in
a brand-new cookbook, A Kitchen in France. She leads her
life with enviable style, from mothering seven children and
wrangling the family's 14 dogs to elegantly serving up a
cognac-infused coq au vin."
"You'll want to live in Mimi Thorisson's A Kitchen In France.
The beautifully shot book includes decadent dishes such as
butternut squash gratin and crepes with salted-butter caramel."
"In this warm and inviting collection, Thorisson...brings
readers into her farmhouse in M doc... [W]hile the appeal of this
collection rests firmly on its recipes, the incredible photographs
capture life in the French countryside. Sidebars on everything from
dried grapevines and wine to garlic and visits to the butcher add
little details that transport the reader to this bucolic, idyllic
world where Thorisson is the perfect host."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"No slave to received wisdom, Thorisson has tinkered with [M
doc's] outstanding seasonal meats, vegetables, and fruits to
generate a very personal sort of cuisine, which she now shares with
"Mimi Thorisson's gorgeous new book, A Kitchen in France, is
a charming window into an idyllic life in M doc. While we can't all
live in a beautiful farmhouse surrounded by lush woods, handsome
children, and inquisitive terriers, at least we can now re-create
at home our own slice of heaven with Mimi's delectable cherry
--April Bloomfield, author of A Girl and Her Pig
"Mimi's book is an enchanting look at French-style country
cooking, and it will make you run to the stove to re-create the
delicious traditions it celebrates."
--Clotilde Dusoulier, author of The French Market Cookbook