Book Size: 9.75" x 7.5"

Pages: 288

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781623711184

Imprint: Interlink Books

Illustrations: Full-color photos

Release date: Fall 2023

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Frontires

The Food of France's Borderlands

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“This stunner is a compelling reminder that France’s rich culinary heritage is indebted to the diverse peoples who have brought their ideas and foods across borders. After turning the final page, readers hungry for France will want to book a trip to North Africa, Spain, or Italy.”
Booklist, starred review

About this book

With over 80 mouth-watering recipes and fascinating introductions to each region, Frontireswill take you on a delicious gastronomic journey through France's varied borderlands, adding many interesting dishes to your repertoire along the way.

Alex Jackson explores the cooking of France's borderlands: from the geographical to the historical, linguistic, and metaphorical. His journey takes us through the Riviera, where the border has shifted many times but the cooking remains of a delicious whole, to the Occitan valleys of the Italian Alps, the Franco-German cooking of Alsace, and to Marseille, one of the most important ports of the Mediterranean, and its historic (and current) links with North Africa.

Alex explores how French cuisine has been influenced through history and that many of these dishes are part of a shared tradition of western European and Mediterranean cooking.

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“This stunner is a compelling reminder that France’s rich culinary heritage is indebted to the diverse peoples who have brought their ideas and foods across borders. After turning the final page, readers hungry for France will want to book a trip to North Africa, Spain, or Italy.”
Booklist, starred review

“I love … Alex Jackson’s cooking. The food he offers is from Provence and the Languedoc, areas that we haven’t been so curious about in the last few decades, but I’m thrilled they’re back. It’s time to revisit the region. There’s still so much to try.”
Diana Henry

“This is the book I used more than any other last year! His writing is a delight and, like his cooking, hits just the right balance between precision and ease.”
Rachel Roddy

“Seductively reminds us of the comforting allure of French food.”
Nigella Lawson

“It’s approachable, simple, conversational and absolutely delicious … his recipes transport you straight to the Med.”
Telegraph Weekend

“No book this year has made me feel hungrier.”
Bee Wilson, Sunday Times

“French flavors will lure us in shoals … It is delectable.”

Fay Maschler, Evening Standard

 

“Simple, unpretentious and understated, entirely without ego, attitude, or pomp … [Provençal] realizes how hard simple is to get right. And does so, for the most part, with flame-licked aplomb.”Tom Parker Bowles, Mail on Sunday

“Jackson’s focus is the places where French cuisine is inflected by neighboring cultures in Germany, Spain, North Africa, and the rest of the Mediterranean. When he introduces each region, Jackson offers a culinary gazetteer to situate readers before diving into recipes…[T]hose who love to read cookbooks, even armchair travelers, will find a treasure here, spiked with Jackson’s evocative writing.”Library Journal

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