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When it comes to making the most of life, nobody does it the French. Now, with Joie de Vivre: Simple French Style for Everyday Living, an inspired fusion of art, style, and easy-to-implement ideas, anyone can feel like they spent a weekend in the French countryside, no matter where they live. Renowned restaurateur Robert Arbor puts a refreshing emphasis on simplicity and accessibility, explaining the rituals and traditions that comprise a typical French day. Featuring dozens of simple, everyday recipes, Joie de Vivre captures the family meals, market trips, and charming domestic settings that make the French way of life so plea- surable. In eight chapters, illustrated with 85 full-color and black-and-white photographs, Arbor details how you, too, can achieve the simplicity and relaxing life the French treasure. Le Matin (The Morning) lays out the elements of a relaxing breakfast (as well as the secret to great coffee), and Le Potager (The Garden) describes the pleasures and rewards of growing your own own vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Le Marche (The Market) and Le Dejeuner (Lunchtime) follow Arbor to the market, the butcher, and the baker before serving up a trove of delicious ideas for light lunches and snacks. Le Diner (Supper) outlines strategies for crafting cozy family dinners; creating enchanting dinner parties of all sizes; and preparing fun, simple meals for children. Arbor's memories and experiences of growing up in France and his flair for casual elegance can't help but inspire the chef and decorator in everyone. Sidebars sprinkled throughout the book offer tips and insights on how to make the perfect cup of hot chocolate, a French perspective on truffles and foie gras, the French and their love of chocolate, and why French butter tastes so good. Joie de Vivre is a lavishly illustrated guide to the French style of living that will show you how to bring a little joie to your life.
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Robert Arbor, chef and owner of nine restaurants in New York and Boston, was born in Fontainebleau, France. He has lived and worked in Tahiti, Gabon, Hong Kong, and New York. He now lives with his wife and two children in New York and Flaujac-Poujol, France.

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Jacques PePin Cookbook author, cooking teacher, and PBS-TV cooking show host This is a delightful book that takes you through the rituals and idiosyncrasies of the French bon vivant. Imaginatively organized into sections devoted to breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it is typically French, simple, and quite accessible. Daniel Boulud Chef/owner of Daniel, Cafe Boulud, and db bistro moderne Joie de Vivre is a charming book about the simple things in life that make the French so French, and the Americans so crazy about the French. Jacques PePinCookbook author, cooking teacher, and PBS-TV cooking show hostThis is a delightful book that takes you through the rituals and idiosyncrasies of the French bon vivant. Imaginatively organized into sections devoted to breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it is typically French, simple, and quite accessible.

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