A Cook's Tour of France
A Cook's Tour of France is a collection of regional French recipes from chef and television presenter Gabriel Gate's annual gastronomic journey along of the course of the Tour de France, the most famous race in the world. The Tour takes a different route every year, visiting famous cities and regions like Provence, The Loire Valley and Burgundy, making it as much a delight for the food lover as it is the sports fan. The gastronomy of France is simply superb: featuring outstanding fish and seafood, excellent wines and liqueurs, extraordinary cheeses, unique range of charcuteries, delicious bread, cakes and patisseries. This beautiful cookbook gathers together the best classic recipes from the many regions of France, including the popular Chicken Casserole Vallee d'Auge from Normandy, the colourful Ratatouille with Lemon and Olive Chantilly from Provence and lovely desserts, like the luscious Strawberry Tart from the Loire Valley. Watch the Tour de France on your television while sampling the dishes of the regions in your own home!
Gabriel Gate is a French-trained chef, author, television presenter and cookery teacher. Born in the Loire Valley, where his father grew all the family's fruit and vegetables and made wine from the small family vineyard, Gabriel learned the joys of cooking from his maternal grandmother. As a young chef he worked with some of the finest French chefs, including Alain Senderens at L'Archestrate and under chefs at the renowned fish restaurant in Paris, Prunier. He is now the author of 22 cookbooks.