Charming Country Fare
Pierre Koffmann would rather be in the kitchen than at the party. In his book, Memories of Gascony, we learn why. Pierre’s best memories from Gascony are all married to his grandmother’s hearty rustic cooking. With no sea fish, very little beef, and no cheese, Pierre’s grandmother used the farm’s freshest offerings to craft seasonally driven meals. With a huge fixation on all kinds of birds, the book is a true evocation of a Gasçon lifestyle. Pierre serves up quail wrapped in vine leaves and a rasher of bacon on a bed of grapes. It’s stunning! Also try the turkey with chestnut stuffing, duck with peaches or the fricassee of guinea fowl with garlic. This is a marvelous, personal book, and the recipes are, for the most part, easy. Pierre Koffman’s Memories of Gascony. Get your copy for $35.