In France, people take pride in preserving the recipes of their regional heritage and deeply rooted traditions. What has remained true over time is that the French have a determined hold on their beloved regional classic dishes, the ones they grew up with that their mothers and grandmothers and grandmothers before them made--French comfort food.
Collected here are recipes from friends and acquaintances Hillary Davis has made while living in France, recipes handed down through the years as well as modern family remakes of the originals. With these resources, plus referring to her hundreds of well-worn cookbooks, Davis has brought together her favorite comfort food recipes from France, with a hope that they will inspire and charm you, showing just how fabulous good home-cooked food from France can be.
Hillary Davis , food journalist, cooking instructor, and writer and creator of the popular food blog Marche Dimanche, is a long-time food columnist and restaurant critic for New Hampshire Magazine, and her work has been featured in many national and international magazine and website articles. She is also the author of Cuisine Nicoise and has been a food and travel lecturer on Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruise lines.
About the Author:
Hillary Davis lived in Paris for 3 years and in the south of France, in a village outside of Nice, for over 11 years. During that time she gathered recipes from neighbors and friends, took cooking classes with them, visited open-air markets and farmers, and travelled extensively throughout the country to not only dine in Michelin stars but in the homes of fellow food bloggers and writers that she met over the years.
She is the author of Cuisine Niçoise: Sun-Kissed Cooking From the French Riviera, of French Comfort Food, and is at work on her third French cookbook. She is a food journalist, cooking instructor, creator of the food blog Marche Dimanche, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV, as a food judge, and as a lecturer on cruise lines to discuss and teach cuisine.