On Rue Tatin

On Rue Tatin

Living and Cooking in A French Town

Book - 2001
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Susan Loomis arrived in Paris twenty years ago with little more than a student loan and the contents of a suitcase to sustain her. But what began then as an apprenticeship at La Varenne École de Cuisine evolved into a lifelong immersion in French cuisine and culture, culminating in permanent residency in 1994. On Rue Tatin chronicles her journey to an ancient little street in Louviers, one of Normandy's most picturesque towns. With lyrical prose and wry candor, Loomis recalls the miraculous restoration that she and her husband performed on the dilapidated convent they chose for their new residence. As its ochre and azure floor tiles emerged, challenges outside the dwelling mounted. From squatters to a surly priest next door, along with a close-knit community wary of outsiders, Loomis tackled the social challenges head-on, through persistent dialogue--and baking. On Rue Tatin includes delicious recipes that evoke the essence of this region, such as Apple and Thyme Tart, Duck Breast with Cider, and Braised Chicken in White Wine and Mustard. Transporting readers to a world where tradition is cherished, On Rue Tatin provides a touching glimpse of the camaraderie, exquisite food, and simple pleasures of daily life in a truly glorious corner of Normandy.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2001
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780767904544
0767904540
Branch Call Number: 641.59442/LOO 4565 1

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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 18, 2014

A heart-warming story of the people, food and daily life of this lovely part of Normandy. The reader is transported to a way of life where tradition takes precedence over commercialism.

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Jul 16, 2014

This would be a dream come true; to live in Normandy, France. I found this home on Google Satellite images; very cool.

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