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French Country Cooking by Mimi Thorisson

Meals and Moments from a Village in the Vineyards

French Country Cooking by Mimi Thorisson

French Country Cooking

Mimi Thorisson
  • Imprint: Clarkson Potter
  • On sale: October 25, 2016
  • Price: $40.00
  • Pages: 336
  • ISBN: 9780553459586
Contact: Anna Mintz

Advance Praise for French Country Cooking:

“Francophiles and armchair travelers who loved Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table and David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen will gladly add this classic title to their collections.”

Library Journal (starred review)

“Amid Mrs. Thorisson’s recipes are stories of the home’s past, as told to her by previous owners and village old-timers. Readers will learn tales of multiple generations of cooks together in the French country kitchen.”

Wall Street Journal

Mimi Thorisson takes readers on a trip to the French countryside with delicious recipes, evocative photographs, and charming stories about the history and people who make her quaint village such a special place.



Meals and Moments from a Village in the Vineyards 

By Mimi Thorisson

Photographs by Oddur Thorisson


Readers everywhere fell in love with Mimi Thorisson, her family, and their band of smooth fox terriers through her blog, Manger, and her 2014 debut cookbook, A Kitchen in France. Now, Mimi is releasing her highly anticipated second cookbook, French Country Cooking: Meals and Moments from a Village in the Vineyards (Clarkson Potter | on sale October 25, 2016 | $40.00 | hardcover), a charming jaunt to an untouched corner of France that has thus far eluded the spotlight.

Inspired by the family’s move to a new home, a massive old stone building that once housed a restaurant and an inn, French Country Cooking takes home cooks and armchair travelers alike on a captivating trip to French wine country. The book is filled with 100 simple yet exquisite recipes inspired by the workshops and pop-up restaurant Mimi hosts in her home, as well as by the characters who inhabit their quaint village in the Médoc.

This book features 150 evocative photographs taken by Mimi’s husband, Oddur Thorisson, and sample recipes include:

  • GOÛTER (Afternoon Snacktime): Everyday Pear Cake; Cinnamon Crêpes with Cream and Strawberries; Brioche; Beignets with Apricot Filling
  • STARTERS: Pumpkin Quiche with Bacon; White Asparagus Soufflé; Potato and Chard Galettes; Tomato Gazpacho
  • MAIN COURSES: Roast Duck with Cherries; Cassoulet; Sea Scallops with Cauliflower Purée and Capers; Guinea Hen Ravioli
  • SUNDAY SUPPERS EN FAMILLE: Roast Chicken with Chestnuts and Cabbage; Old-Fashioned Summer Veal Roast; Cod Brandade; Mussels Stuffed with Sausage in Tomato Sauce
  • STAFF MEALS: Croque-Madame; Kale and Sausage Pasta; Mimolette and Comté Mac and Cheese; Ham and Spring Onion Omelette
  • SIDE DISHES: Beet Salad with Crème Fraîche; Mashed Potatoes with Fennel; Swiss Chard Gratin; Roast Eggplant with Pine Nuts and Raisins
  • DESSERTS: Fresh Fig Tart with Honey and Orange Flower Water; Salted Butter Chocolate Cake; Baked Apples with Spéculoos; Raspberry Soufflé

With cozy, simple recipes and Mimi’s charming and encouraging voice, French Country Cooking will transport food lovers, Francophiles, and armchair travelers to southwest France—and they may never return!


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MIMI THORISSON is the author of A Kitchen in France and Manger, a blog devoted to French cooking and her life in the French countryside. She is the host of the French cooking shows La Table de Mimi and Les Desserts de Mimi. She lives with her husband, their children, and a band of smooth fox terriers in an old château in St. Yzans, in the Médoc region of France.  Visit her at

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French Country Cooking: Meals and Moments from a Village in the Vineyards

By Mimi Thorisson

Clarkson Potter/Publishers

ISBN: 978-0-553-45958-6 • $40.00 • Hardcover • October 25, 2016

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