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A Table

Recipes for Cooking and Eating the French Way


Chronicle Books
Available: 04/06/21
7.5 x 10.3 · 304 pages
CDN $42.99 · cl

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Rebekah Peppler

photographs by Joann Pai

Mastering the Art of French Cooking meets Dinner: Changing the Game in a beautifully photographed, fresh approach to French cooking and gathering, with 125 simple recipes.

A Table: Recipes for Cooking and Eating the French Way is an alluring, delicious invitation to the French table from Paris-based American food writer and stylist, Rebekah Peppler. It is both a repertoire-building cookbook and a stylish guide that will make readers feel as though they are traveling through France with a close friend.

New York Times contributing writer Rebekah Peppler shares 125 elegant, new French" recipes that reflect a modern, multicultural French table. With approachable recipes, a conversational tone, and aspirational photography, A Table contains secrets for cooking simple, sophisticated meals and recreating the magic and charm of French life anywhere in the world.

125 ACCESSIBLE RECIPES: Included are classics such asRatatouille andCreme Brulee; regional dishes, such asBasque Chicken,Nicoise (for a Crowd), andAlsatian Cheesecake; as well as recipes born of the melding of the cultures and flavors that help define contemporary French eating, fromBigger Banh Mi andLamb Tagine toGreen Shakshuka.

USEFUL ADVICE: Guidance on shopping, stocking the pantry, and preparing the table, as well as stories on French food culture, make this not just a recipe-driven cookbook but also a chic guide to modern French living.

FOREVER CHIC: French food and the French lifestyle will never go out of style. A Table offers a window into an enviable way of life and is filled with inspiring, useful tips-perfect for Francophiles and anyone who likes to cook and eat good food.

Perfect for:
• Home cooks looking for accessible recipes, relying less on fancy techniques and more on ease and accessibility.
• Fans of Rebekah Peppler's work, including her James Beard Award-nominated book, Aperitif, and regular writing in the New York Times .
• People of all ages who like to plan unfussy meals with delicious food and minimal prep.

REBEKAH PEPPLER is a Paris-based food writer, stylist, and author. She is the author of the James Beard Award-nominated Aperitif: Cocktail Hour the French Way and Honey, a Short Stack Edition . She is a regular contributor to the New York Times . Her recipes and food writing appear widely, including in Vanity Fair, Bon Appetit, Real Simple, Food Network, and more. When she's not working, you can find Rebekah cooking, eating, and drinking with friends in the 18th arrondissement.

Joann Pai is a food and travel photographer based in Paris. Her work has been featured in esteemed publications such as Saveur magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times .