This book is full of recipes which revolve around family eating and everyday cooking.
As Marita says herself; “We don’t have the time, money and energy to make complicated and pretentious dishes using expensive ingredients”.
That’s where the beauty of this book lies.
There is a down to earth quality about the recipes, the writing and even the photography.
Marita is a well known South African writer who married a Frenchman and spends a lot of the year living in Provence, France.
So here’s a peek at some of the recipes; chicken with 40 cloves of garlic; warm chorizo salad; ratatouille; leek tart; cheat’s tiramisu; fennel salad with blue cheese; and a luscious chocolate mousse and finally, easy tomato tart.
There’s nothing experimental here, just good, old fashioned, traditional French cooking.
Each chapter starts with a quirky quote and there are even a few South African recipes thrown into the mix.
There are a few cookery books where the recipes seem out of reach, or far too complicated, and you don’t feel inclined to try out the dishes. But Summer Food in Provence just begs you to get stuck in and have a go.
Summer Food in Provence
by Marita van der Vyver R250