Released in October of 2014, A Kitchen In France by Mimi Thorisson provides a vivid portal into her quintessential lifestyle in the French countryside. Uniquely formatted, the contents are simplified by order of the seasons; Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. With each season, Mimi takes us on a splendid journey through farmer’s markets, orchards, and fields of fruits and vegetables ripe for the picking.
Quite candidly, I’ve been sitting on the fence about my review of her cookbook. It offers captivating images of rustic charm. Because of it’s pictorial class, I find it fitting as a coffee table book. I find it limiting in it’s use as a cookbook for the average cook, primarily due to the lack of availability of ingredients in many of the recipes.