This book has given Richard Olney a long-awaited opportunity to indulge his dual passion for wine and food in a way that reflects his own culinary habits. The result is a very personal collection of French provincial dishes combined with professional guidance on the wines to serve them with. Writing with all the authority and infectious pleasure of a man whose work is his hobby, Richard Olney takes us on a tour of Burgundy, Bordeaux, the Côtes du Rhônes and other regions of France. Each of his menus reflects the traditional cuisine of the area and is perfectly complemented by his selection of local wines.
Richard Olney is one of America's foremost cooks. A leading expert on the food and wine of France, his books include The French Menu Cookbook, the award-winning Simple French Food, Yquem and Lulu's Provencal Table.
"One of the loveliest, most appetizing books I have ever seen... the recipes are stunning."
— Paul Levy