Award-winning blogger of LaTartineGourmande.com shares her favorite recipes, memories
February 7, 2012—Immerse yourself in the délicieux world of Béatrice Peltre—food stylist, photographer, mother, blogger, and gourmande, who shares recipes for her favorite savory tartines and seasonal soups, nourishing dinners, and rustic, elegant desserts. In a series of vignettes, Peltre evokes memories of her childhood growing up in the quaint French country village of Albestroff, population 600. It was à la maison, in her family’s kitchen, where she learned to cook and bake homegrown, healthy, and flavorful foods. In La Tartine Gourmande: Recipes for an Inspired Life (Roost Books, February 2012) Peltre shares recipes influenced by her world travels and especially by her hometown, where her mother made breakfast, lunch, and dinner everyday, using as her inspiration whatever happened to be growing in her garden.
Master Béa’s art of French cooking by preparing dishes like Pretty buckwheat, millet, and vegetable galettes and Fish fillets with vegetable ribbons en papillote. Prepare Fennel and green pea soup with wasabi-flavored whipped cream and sautéed shrimp and a Tartine—an open-faced sandwich popular in France—flavored with fava beans, goat cheese, and lemon vinaigrette. Learn how to make vegetable, risotto and pasta dishes, like her Radicchio risotto, inspired, with its deep purple color, by her winter trips to the French Alps. And who could forget dessert? From a Meyer lemon tart to Brown butter pistachio and poppy seed financiers, these are dishes that will create smiles around the table whenever you serve them.
The recipes in La Tartine Gourmande are made with non-gluten flours ranging from almond and hazelnut flours to buckwheat and quinoa flours, but wheat flour can be substituted. Peltre provides a reference section to common ingredients and makes a short and accessible list of what kitchen equipment you’ll find handy. She also guides you through her basic recipes and cooking techniques.
Featuring mouth-watering color photographs, styled and shot by the author, as well as the stories behind all her dishes, La Tartine Gourmande will entertain and inspire aspiring and seasoned cooks alike who know the power of good, simple food to create lasting family memories.
Béatrice Peltre was born and raised in the countryside in northeastern France. She is a freelance food writer, stylist, photographer, and the author of the award-winning blog LaTartineGourmande.com. Her work has appeared in such places as Saveur, Food and Wine, the Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and the Boston Globe, as well as in other books, and international and online publications. She lives in Boston with her husband and daughter Lulu.
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