Le Sud: Recipes from Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (Hardcover)

Le Sud: Recipes from Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur By Rebekah Peppler, Joann Pai (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Rebekah Peppler, Joann Pai (By (photographer))
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"Looking at the gorgeous photographs, you can’t help but wish you’d been invited to that picnic or long lunch in the shade of silvery olive trees. Peppler emphasizes the ease that comes from cooking with really good seasonal produce. Her recipes are lucid; her writing, relaxed and engaging."—The Wall Street Journal

“Peppler’s voice-driven writing is a treat. . . . This sparkling collection will delight foodies and armchair travelers alike.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

From James Beard Book Award finalist Rebekah Peppler: The definitive guide to the food, drink, and lifestyle of southeastern Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, featuring recipes that reflect the Provençal table from a modern perspective.

The charms of le sud are many. The food culture is vibrant and season-focused; the tables are welcoming and convivial. In Le Sud, Rebekah Peppler distills these flavors, techniques, and spirit of the South of France into a never-before-seen collection of recipes, photographs, and stories.

The region—and its many culinary viewpoints—spans from the snowcapped Southern Alps in the north to the French Mediterranean in the south, the Rhône River to the west, and Italy along its eastern border. And like many regions where landscapes and people happily crash into each other, the food is dynamic and exciting. Here are recipes—from drinks to savory to sweet—that capture the modern tables and life lived around them in the south of France today.

Le Sud’s transporting photography expands our visual understanding of Provence outside solely lavender fields and endless summer holidays to showcase the geographically and culturally diverse region and its tables. As in À Table—her inspiring cookbook about dining the French way—Peppler’s recipes drip in home cook equity.

Interwoven alongside the recipes and photography are fun, informative sidebars that reflect this perspective of eating and drinking in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and provide an inspiring, approachable guide to the south of France. Sidebars elevate a reader’s knowledge of southeastern French cooking and eating, from the wines of the region to after-dinner drinking to the (modern) Provençal cheese plate. 
Le Sud is more than a recipe book; it is a dive into and a celebration of this abundant, enchanting region that has long captured the imaginations of many.

ACCESSIBLE FRENCH COOKING: With dishes that are easy to make on a weeknight but impressive enough to serve at a party, Le Sud gives home cooks the tools they need to recreate the magic of a Provençal table anywhere in the world. Included are recipes that take you from start—Tapenades, Pissaladière, and Martini Provençal—to mains and sides—Market Day Roast Chicken and Potatoes, The Pasta I Crave Every Time I’m Near the Sea, and Ratatouille—through to the very end of the meal—Navettes, La Tropézienne, and Tarte au Citron.

MORE THAN A COOKBOOK: With insight into the staples of South of France living, from Provençal wine to marché must-haves, tips on gathering, and the longstanding tradition of apéro, this book is so much more than a collection of recipes.

A GORGEOUS GIFT FOR FRANCOPHILES: Shot in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Le Sud is filled with Joann Pai's evocative photography. Readers will feel as if they are traveling through and seated around tables across the south of France.

Perfect for:
  • Francophiles the world over, readers with existing memories of France, and those who want to armchair travel alike.
  • Anyone who loves to eat seasonally and cook with fresh ingredients.
  • Relaxed cooks and hosts looking for recipes that are approachable for the home cook.
  • Fans of Rebekah Peppler's work, including À Table, her James Beard Award–nominated book Apéritif, and her writing in the New York Times.
  • People of all ages who like to plan unfussy meals with delicious food and minimal prep.
  • Folks who dream of or are planning a trip to le sud.

About the Author

Rebekah Peppler is a Paris-based writer, stylist, and author. She is the author of À Table, the James Beard Award–nominated Apéritif, and Honey, a Short Stack Edition. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times. Her recipes and food and travel writing have appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, Vanity Fair, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, and elsewhere. When she’s not working, you can find her cooking, eating, and drinking in the 18th arrondissement, where she lives with her partner.

Praise For…

“With help from stunning photography of the scenery, Peppler, author of À Table and Apéritif, paints a picture of the cooking of this southeastern region of France, bounded at the north by the Alps, in the south by the Mediterranean, with the Rhône River to the west and the Italian border to the east" —Epicurious?

“In Le Sud, Peppler takes her gift for armchair travel to the south of France, and how lucky we are for it!”— Food and Wine

"Peppler’s voice-driven writing is a treat...This sparkling collection will delight foodies and armchair travelers alike"--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Looking at the gorgeous photographs, you can’t help but wish you’d been invited to that picnic or long lunch in the shade of silvery olive trees. Peppler emphasizes the ease that comes from cooking with really good seasonal produce. Her recipes are lucid; her writing, relaxed and engaging."--The Wall Street Journal

"If you can’t be in the South of France—specifically Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur—this book is the next best thing. Illustrated with sensual photographs of the good, simple life, it may just make your heart break with envy. But then you start cooking Rebekah Peppler’s food and you feel as if you can capture the region’s essence at home."--Esquire

Product Details
ISBN: 9781797219530
ISBN-10: 1797219537
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2024
Pages: 280
Language: English
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