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Joie de Vivre: Simple French Style for Everyday Living

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When it comes to making the most of life, nobody does it better than the French. Now, with andlt;Iandgt;Joie de Vivre: Simple French Style for Everyday Living,andlt;/Iandgt; an inspired fusion of art, style, and easy-to-implement ideas, anyone can feel like they spent a weekend in the French countryside, no matter where they live. andlt;BRandgt; Renowned restaurateur Robert Arbor puts a refreshing emphasis on simplicity and accessibility, explaining the rituals and traditions that comprise a typical French day. Featuring dozens of simple, everyday recipes, andlt;Iandgt;Joie de Vivreandlt;/Iandgt; captures the family meals, market trips, and charming domestic settings that make the French way of life so plea- surable. In eight chapters, illustrated with 85 full-color and black-and-white photographs, Arbor details how you, too, can achieve the simplicity and relaxing life the French treasure. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Iandgt;Le Matinandlt;/Iandgt; (The Morning) lays out the elements of a relaxing breakfast (as well as the secret to great coffee), and andlt;Iandgt;Le Potagerandlt;/Iandgt; (The Garden) describes the pleasures and rewards of growing your own own vegetables, herbs, and flowers. andlt;Iandgt;Le Marchand#233;andlt;/Iandgt; (The Market) and andlt;Iandgt;Le Dand#233;jeunerandlt;/Iandgt; (Lunchtime) follow Arbor to the market, the butcher, and the baker before serving up a trove of delicious ideas for light lunches and snacks. Le Dand#238;ner (Supper) outlines strategies for crafting cozy family dinners; creating enchanting dinner parties of all sizes; and preparing fun, simple meals for children. andlt;BRandgt; Arbor's memories and experiences of growing up in France and his flair for casual elegance can't help but inspire the chef and decorator in everyone. andlt;BRandgt; Sidebars sprinkled throughout the book offer tips and insights on how to make the perfect cup of hot chocolate, a French perspective on truffles and foie gras, the French and their love of chocolate, and why French butter tastes so good. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Iandgt;Joie de Vivreandlt;/Iandgt; is a lavishly illustrated guide to the French style of living that will show you how to bring a little andlt;Iandgt;joieandlt;/Iandgt; to your life.

Synopsis:

When it comes to making the most of life, nobody does it better than the French. Now, with Joie de Vivre: Simple French Style for Everyday Living, an inspired fusion of art, style, and easy-to-implement ideas, anyone can feel like they spent a weekend in the French countryside, no matter where they live.

Renowned restaurateur Robert Arbor puts a refreshing emphasis on simplicity and accessibility, explaining the rituals and traditions that comprise a typical French day. Featuring dozens of simple, everyday recipes, Joie de Vivre captures the family meals, market trips, and charming domestic settings that make the French way of life so plea- surable. In eight chapters, illustrated with 85 full-color and black-and-white photographs, Arbor details how you, too, can achieve the simplicity and relaxing life the French treasure.

Le Matin (The Morning) lays out the elements of a relaxing breakfast (as well as the secret to great coffee), and Le Potager (The Garden) describes the pleasures and rewards of growing your own own vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Le Marché (The Market) and Le Déjeuner (Lunchtime) follow Arbor to the market, the butcher, and the baker before serving up a trove of delicious ideas for light lunches and snacks. Le Dîner (Supper) outlines strategies for crafting cozy family dinners; creating enchanting dinner parties of all sizes; and preparing fun, simple meals for children.

Arbor's memories and experiences of growing up in France and his flair for casual elegance can't help but inspire the chef and decorator in everyone.

Sidebars sprinkled throughout the book offer tips and insights on how to make the perfect cup of hot chocolate, a French perspective on truffles and foie gras, the French and their love of chocolate, and why French butter tastes so good.

Joie de Vivre is a lavishly illustrated guide to the French style of living that will show you how to bring a little joie to your life.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Robert Arbor,andlt;/Bandgt; chef and owner of nine restaurants in New York and Boston, was born in Fontainebleau, France. He has lived and worked in Tahiti, Gabon, Hong Kong, and New York. He now lives with his wife and two children in New York and Flaujac-Poujol, France.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743223539
Author:
Arbor, Robert
Author:
Whiteside, Katherine
Author:
Katherine
Author:
Whiteside,
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
French
Subject:
Cookery, french
Subject:
Home economics
Subject:
France
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - International
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - French
Subject:
General Cooking
Subject:
France Social life and customs.
Subject:
Cooking and Food-French
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
2001-10
Publication Date:
May 2003
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Approximately 80 4/c and bandw photos; 2
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.12 x 7.38 in 27.265 oz

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"Synopsis" by , When it comes to making the most of life, nobody does it better than the French. Now, with Joie de Vivre: Simple French Style for Everyday Living, an inspired fusion of art, style, and easy-to-implement ideas, anyone can feel like they spent a weekend in the French countryside, no matter where they live.

Renowned restaurateur Robert Arbor puts a refreshing emphasis on simplicity and accessibility, explaining the rituals and traditions that comprise a typical French day. Featuring dozens of simple, everyday recipes, Joie de Vivre captures the family meals, market trips, and charming domestic settings that make the French way of life so plea- surable. In eight chapters, illustrated with 85 full-color and black-and-white photographs, Arbor details how you, too, can achieve the simplicity and relaxing life the French treasure.

Le Matin (The Morning) lays out the elements of a relaxing breakfast (as well as the secret to great coffee), and Le Potager (The Garden) describes the pleasures and rewards of growing your own own vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Le Marché (The Market) and Le Déjeuner (Lunchtime) follow Arbor to the market, the butcher, and the baker before serving up a trove of delicious ideas for light lunches and snacks. Le Dîner (Supper) outlines strategies for crafting cozy family dinners; creating enchanting dinner parties of all sizes; and preparing fun, simple meals for children.

Arbor's memories and experiences of growing up in France and his flair for casual elegance can't help but inspire the chef and decorator in everyone.

Sidebars sprinkled throughout the book offer tips and insights on how to make the perfect cup of hot chocolate, a French perspective on truffles and foie gras, the French and their love of chocolate, and why French butter tastes so good.

Joie de Vivre is a lavishly illustrated guide to the French style of living that will show you how to bring a little joie to your life.

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