Laced with compelling writing about French food and its ways, Breakfast in Burgundy is part travel memoir, part foodie detective story, and part love song to Raymond’s adopted home. This book tells the story of the Blakes’ decision to buy a house in Burgundy. Raymond describes the moments of despair—such as the water leak that cost a fortune—and the fantastic times too. Blake has admitted to being “fascinated by flavor and how it is created.” Breakfast in Burgundy contains tales from the kitchen, and the answer to the question that begins each day (“What’s for dinner?”) is given ample coverage. The hunt for the best jambon persillé is portrayed in detail. The same diligence is applied to the search for the best Comté cheese; for there’s Comté and there’s Comté—once nibbled, never forgotten. Yet to be perfected by Blake is Chicken Gaston Gérard, said to have been first cooked in Dijon in 1930 for the celebrated gourmet Curnonsky by the mayor’s wife. A neighboring winemaker’s wife prepared it for Blake, as he watched over her shoulder. Breakfast in Burgundy documents these results and more. Included are tips on how best to prepare, cook, and serve the various goodies, as well as the story behind the wines (some of the most sought after in the world) that complement the foods, telling of people and places, who made the wine and where it is from—without recourse to tedious technical detail or dry-as-tinder tasting notes. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
The Rough Guides Snapshot France: Burgundy is the ultimate travel guide to this delightful region at the very heart of France, celebrated for its food and wine. It leads you through Burgundy with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from visiting Roman remains in Autun to feasting on boeuf bourguignon, sipping Chablis and settling into a château. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. The Rough Guides Snapshot France: Burgundy covers Auxerre, Sens, Joigny, Chablis, the Canal de Bourgogne, Châtillon-sur-Seine (Treasure of Vix), Abbaye de Fontenay, Parc Régional du Morvan, Nevers, Dijon, The Côte d'Or vineyards, Beaune, the Mâconnais and the Charolais. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to France, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the country, including transport, food, drink, costs, health and festivals. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to France. The Rough Guides Snapshot France: Burgundy is equivalent to 76 printed pages.
Edition for English-speaking people looking for the best addresses and good deals in Burgundy, the Petit Futé "Best of Burgundy" is an essential guidebook to find an accommodation, a restaurant, to organize your visits, outings and shopping in the region. A selection of addresses gathering the must-sees as the hidden treasures for a successful stay. Welcome to Burgundy !
Little Burgundy was a small vibrant part of Central Montreal. Perhaps somewhat sadly, that area no longer exists, having been changed largely through gentrification. But the area and its residents had many worthwhile stories to tell. However, up till now, I am unaware of anyone undertaking to tell any of them. So in this mini novel, I am adopting the posture of a reporter, who will try to recall some of the most noteworthy stories about this place. Hopefully, the few stories that I have selected will give the reader a sense of what day-to-day life was like for those of us who lived there at that time.