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On Rue Tatin: Living and Cooking in a French Town

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Susan Loomis arrived in Paris twenty years ago with little more than a student loan and the contents of a suitcase to sustain her. But what began then as an apprenticeship at La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine evolved into a lifelong immersion in French cuisine and culture, culminating in permanent residency in 1994. On Rue Tatin chronicles her journey to an ancient little street in Louviers, one of Normandy’s most picturesque towns.

With lyrical prose and wry candor, Loomis recalls the miraculous restoration that she and her husband performed on the dilapidated convent they chose for their new residence. As its ochre and azure floor tiles emerged, challenges outside the dwelling mounted. From squatters to a surly priest next door, along with a close-knit community wary of outsiders, Loomis tackled the social challenges head-on, through persistent dialogue—and baking.

As fresh ingredients abound in this rural haven, along with a reverence for the kitchen, On Rue Tatin includes delicious recipes that evoke the essence of this region, such as Apple and Thyme Tart and main courses including Duck Breast with Cider and Braised Chicken in White Wine and Mustard.

Transporting readers to a world whose cobblestone lanes shirk commercialism in favor of cherished tradition, On Rue Tatin provides a touching glimpse of the camaraderie, exquisite food, and simple pleasures of daily life in this truly glorious corner of Normandy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767904544
Subtitle:
(living and cooking in a French town )
Author:
Loomis, Susan Herrmann
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Cookery, french
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Normandy
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - French
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
[72]
Publication Date:
c2001
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Pages:
xii, 306 p.
Dimensions:
8.55x5.97x1.05 in. 1.10 lbs.

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