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Laura Calder has written the book that I've been looking for, French Food at Home. According to the New York Times Book Review the author gives us simple, approachable, manageable recipes and, best of all, a great read.

French Cheeses: The Visual Guide is incredibly useful with detailed descriptions, photos, maps and more. The land of more than 300 cheeses is still confusing, but made a bit less so by this handy guide. The same company also publishes French Wines: The Essential Guide; if it's as good as their cheese guide, it might shed light on the equally confounding world of les vins français.  

Marcel Rouff's The Passionate Epicure, a classic French novel about the high art of food and love (and based loosely on the life of Brillat-Savarin), was written in the 1920s. The newly released version includes the original introduction by Lawrence Durrell. and looks to be a passionate read for lovers of the cultural quirks of French gastronomy.

A Goose in Toulouse, by Mort Rosenblum, presents cuisine, culture and change in France, in a style that's welcoming and entertaining. He's lived many years in France as a reporter, bureau chief, and editor for the AP and the International Herald Tribune.  Another of his books, Olives: The Life and Lore of a Noble Fruit,  received the James Beard Award.

Vintage France: Adventures Along the Wine Route is the debut book of Jim Tanner, an American who brings us along on his explorations. Great armchair book for franco- and oenophiles.

Languedoc-Roussillon: The Wines & Winemakers by Paul Strang is a beautifully photographed presentation of this enormous and rapidly evolving wine-producing region of France.

Patricia Wells has done it again with The Paris Cookbook. All of her books,  Food Lover's Guide to Paris and The Food Lover's Guide to France and Patricia Wells at Home in Provence, are great, not only for the recipes, but even more for recommendations for restaurants, shops and specialists. 

Provence the Beautiful Cookbook by Richard Olney is just as promised, a collection of gorgeous photos and local recipes (with measurement and ingredient modifications for American cooks). A lovely coffee table or kitchen countertop book...

Paris in a Basket: Markets by Nicolle Aimee Meyer and Amanda Pilar Smith is a lush picture of the markets of Paris, with hundreds of photos and an introduction by Paul Bocuse, the chef extraordinaire de Paris.

What a great idea...a cookbook that comes with a CD to create the charm of a Parisian bistro at home. Bistro (Menus and Music) by Sharon O'Connor does just that, with recipes, restaurants, suggested neighborhood walks, and le hot jazz to boot!

The Olive Farm : A Memoir of Life, Love and Olive Oil in Southern France sounds luscious and worth exploring.

Amanda Hesser's  The Cook and the Gardener is the story of an American woman's adventures in Bordeaux when she goes there to cook in a hotel.

James E. Wilson & Hugh Johnson (the wine guru) have banded together to produce Terroir which looks delectable...the title alone says it all!

William and Clare Marling Marling Menu-Master for France This couple have produced this handy little guide to deciphering restaurant menus...they also have one for Italy.

Georgeanne Brennan has put together a informative book with The Food and Flavours of Haute Provence

Heart of France: A Journey of Discovery, published by Victoria, epitomizes the concept of visiting France by armchair...it's a wish book for francophiles filled with pictures, stories and descriptions. And there are companion books about other luscious countries as well.

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and don't forget the cooking tome, Larousse Gastronomique, the veritable bible of French cooking. It's heavy, but I saw it on Chef Sean Sheehan's shelf, so it's gotta be the real thing!

 

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