New Bistro

Author(s): Fran Warde


"New Bistro" profiles a diverse selection of France's best bistros and eateries, from the vintage sophistication of Benoit in Paris, where quality, taste and presentation are of the utmost importance, to the rustic charm of La Colline in the mountains of Provence, with its emphasis on organic, locally sourced ingredients. Acclaimed food writer Fran Warde introduces recipes from 12 cooks who have truly mastered the art of simple, perfectly balanced French food. She outlines the distinctive approach of each to French country cooking, and includes more than 50 of her own recipes, inspired by bistros and eateries from all over France.


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Fran Warde's, The French Kitchen, which she co-wrote with Joanna Harris, was an international best-seller. This book gives a snap-shot of the French bistro scene at its most exciting time in decades - the style and quality of the food is changing dramatically. Profiles some of France's best-known bistros and eateries, from Benoit in Paris to more rustic affairs in the French countryside. It has the scope of two markets, as a handy travel guide as well as a delicious cookbook. Photographs taken in every region in France by award-winning photographer Jason Lowe.

Fran Warde has worked all over the globe in the pursuit of culinary perfection. Raised in the rural West Country and an enthusiastic cook as a child, she studied hotel and catering management and, after an eighteen-month stint at The Cafe Royale, headed first to the French mountains and then to Australia. Fran connected with the Australian approach to cookery, even spending time on a prawn trawler to learn about fish and seafood. She returned to England and set up a restaurant in London, later moving into catering. She has also set up her own successful cookery school. Fran became associated with French country cooking when she co-authored the internationally best-selling The French Kitchen with Chocolat author Joanna Harris, which won a Golden Ladle at the 2005 World Food Media Awards. This book was followed by the similarly successful The French Market. Other books include Food for Friends; Eat, Drink, Live; and Party! She has written for numerous publications, including The Saturday Times Magazine, BBC Good Food and Waitrose Food Illustrated and Red magazine.

Introduction; RHONE ALPS; La Bergerie; Brasserie des Brotteaux; PARIS; Benoit; Bistrot Astier; PROVENCE; La Merenda; Le Bistrot Paradou; La Colline; NORMANDY; Les Quatre Chats; AQUITAINE; La Tupina; ILE DE RE; La Cabarne du fier; L'Avant Port; LANGUEDOC ROUSSILLON; Laure Martiac; THE BEST OF THE REST; Index; Acknowledgements.

General Fields

  • : 9781845333300
  • : Octopus Publishing Group
  • : Mitchell Beazley
  • : March 2009
  • : 253mm X 201mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : c. 150 colour photographs
  • : 192
  • : 641.5944
  • : 1
  • : Hardback
  • : Fran Warde