Bisous & Brioche: Classic French Recipes and Family Favorites from a Life in France
by Laura Bradbury and Rebecca Wellman
A book of recipes from the author of the Grape Series memoirs that will transport you to a rustic French cottage surrounded by vineyards, no matter where in the world your kitchen might be.
For years readers of Laura Bradbury's bestselling Grape Series memoirs have been clamouring for the secrets behind all the mouthwatering meals described in the stories about her life in Beaune, Burgundy. Together with her friend, photographer and cookbook author Rebecca Wellman, Laura shares recipes that have been handed down through her husband Franck's family or passed on by French friends and neighbours, and that now feature regularly on the menu at her house.
Bisous & Brioche features classics like vinaigrettes, madeleines, crêpes, crème fraîche, tarts, cassoulet, coq au vin-dishes whose names alone will warm the heart of any Francophile. The recipes are served up with anecdotes about their arrival in Laura's life and are accompanied by Rebecca's sun-soaked photos of market visits, meal prep, and lazy lunches in the vineyard.
About the Authors: Laura Bradbury, her french husband Franck, and their three franco-Canadian daughters share their time between Victoria, Canada and Burgundy, France where they own and manage four vacation rentals in the vineyards, including a 16th century restored winemaker's cottage and a 13th century wine cellar under the streets of Beaune. Rebecca Wellman is a photographer who has specialized in food and lifestyle photography, recipe development, and food styling since 2007. In 2017, Rebecca released First, We Brunch, a book of recipes and stories from Victoria’s best-loved breakfast joints. Rebecca lives in Victoria, BC, and is a frequent contributor for Vancouver Island’s EAT Magazine.