From the delectable Pluot Bruschetta (cover), and Heirloom Tomato Tart Tatin, a savory play on a French favorite, to a fragrant Lamb and Apricot Tajine with Ras el Hanout; from Pomegranate, Persimmon Forbidden Rice and the show-stopping Fig Leaf Roasted Salmon with Fig-Fennel Relish, to the humble Eton Mess, an English classic, Les Fruits: Savory and Sweet Recipes from the Market Table highlights the versatility of fruit as the main event-- forever redefining savory appetizers, salads, main courses, and, naturally, sweet desserts. Grouped by key ingredient and accompanied by stunning full-page photos, engaging anecdotes and approachable recipes, Les Fruits showcases seasonal fruit in every course, and for every season.
In Les Fruits, author Pascale Beale takes inspiration from, among other things: an Alpine hike during a summer family reunion; the generosity of neighbors who shared from their abundant gardens; a Salvador Dali painting; the irresistible bounty found at the local farmers markets; and more, all delightfully intertwined with indelible childhood memories of cooking with her French grandmother and their shared obsession of searching for the perfect piece of fruit.
Highlighting the tastes, colors and textures of twenty different fruits, Pascale has created nearly 100 recipes, brimming with glorious colors, innovative ingredients, and savory and sweet surprises. Her passion for great food, seasonal ingredients and unexpected flavor combinations, along with her sense of style and ease, make this, her seventh book, a must-have for experienced and aspiring cooks alike.
Wildly colorful, thoroughly engaging and with spectacular dishes that both satisfy and impress, Les Fruits is as luscious, compelling and welcome as the first ripe peach of summer.Author:
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About the Author
Surrounded by a family passionate about food, wine and the arts, Pascale Beale grew up in England and France where she was trained in classical French culinary techniques by her grandmother, and in classic Provençal cooking by her mother. With a deep-rooted love for cooking at an early age, and later encouraged and inspired by her friendships with Julia Child, Michel Richard and Alain Giraud, she founded Pascale's Kitchen in 1999, a Santa Barbara, California-based cooking school solely devoted to the fusion arts of California-Mediterranean cuisine.
In addition to being a highly sought-after guest chef at events throughout California, and a favorite presenter and lecturer at wineries in Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley, Pascale is a regular contributor to Edible Santa Barbara
magazine and has been published in Food and Home
, Santa Barbara Magazine
, 805 Living
, Carpinteria Magazine
, Coastal View News
, and Santa Barbara Seasons
Pascale is author of the highly acclaimed Les Fruits: Savory and Sweet Recipes
from the Market Table, and the four-volume Mediterranean-influenced cookbook series, A Menu for All Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter
. Salade: Recipes From the Market Table
is her sixth book. Ms. Beale also publishes The Market Table
, a farm-to-table blog located at pascaleskitchen.com, a foodie's favorite website where her many book titles, select housewares, and gourmet food products are available. She lives with her family in Santa Barbara, CA. Karen Steinwachs
is the winemaker at Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard where she crafts wines that enhance all types of food, stimulate conversation and bring people together around a table. A long-time devotee of the Santa Barbara lifestyle, she resides in California's Santa Ynez Valley.