The Cook’s Atelier by Marjorie Taylor and Kendall Smith Franchini

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If you ever daydream about escaping the rat race or the daily grind and embarking on an entirely new life away from the city, this book is surely a manifestation of what appears in your mind’s eye. What looks at first sight like a cook book is, on closer inspection, an ode to this family’s wonderfully simple life in Burgundy. Mother and daughter Marjorie Taylor and Kendall Smith Franchini set up a cookery school in Beaune, celebrating seasonal food, regional artisans and traditional French cooking techniques. C’est magnifique.

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£35, Abrams

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