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The Vegetarian Table: France

By Georgeanne Brennan

The Vegetarian Table: France  
French country cooking is renowned for its inspiring ways with choice vegetables and fruits, verdant herbs, plump cheeses, and wholesome grains. The glorious heritage of the French countryside's cuisine de terroir is brought to your kitchen in this tasty addition to the best-selling Vegetarian Table series. Here are classic recipes and new twists on old favorites for traditional French flans, stews, gratins, grills, cassoulet, pot au feu, and compotes, as welcome at your next dinner party as around the kitchen table.

Complete with gorgeous, full-color photographs, The Vegetarian Table: France offers over seventy-five delectable dishes for vegetarian dining with savoir faire. Based on a bounty of fresh, seasonal ingredients, this lovely book presents delicious meatless recipes for versatile appetizers and sauces, flavorful broths, mouthwatering entrées, and irresistible desserts, imbued with French flair and brought together by noted author Georgeanne Brennan.

Enjoy a delicate spring salad of Frisée with Warm Goat Cheese or savor a summery Gratin of Red and Yellow Cherry Tomatoes with Ricotta and Basil Topping. Welcome the autumn harvest with a Ragout of Wild Mushrooms or warm a winter day with Chard and Potato Terrine. Complete a memorable meal with one of the book's tempting fruit desserts, such as rich Peach and Nectarine Clafouti or a delicate Compote of Oranges with Crème de Cassis.

Whatever the season, The Vegetarian Table: France makes it easier than ever to add a delicious French touch to your vegetarian table.


About the Author

Georgeanne Brennan is a food and garden writer who divides her time between her small farm in Northern California and her home in Provence. Her features appear regularly in the San Francisco Chronicle, and she contributes to numerous publications including Bon Appétit, Metropolitan Home, and Garden Design. Her previous books include Potager: Fresh Garden Cooking in the French Style and The Glass Pantry: Preserving Seasonal Flavors, as well as several books in the Garden Style series, including Little Herb Gardens and Easy Roses, all published by Chronicle Books.

John Vaughan (1953-1995) was a highly accomplished photographer of interiors, architecture, people, and food whose work has appeared in many magazines, including Architectural Digest. He was also the photographer for Bradley Ogden's Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Wolfgang Puck's Adventures in the Kitchen, and Barbara Tropp's China Moon. His other books include San Francisco: A Certain Style, California Country: Design, Architecture, and Style, and Potager: Fresh Garden Cooking in the French Style, all published by Chronicle Books. His untimely death is a great loss to those who worked with him and enjoyed his artistry.

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The Vegetarian Table: France
By Georgeanne Brennan
Chronicle Books, 1995
Hardback, $19.95
Color photographs throughout
ISBN: 0-8118-0474-7
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