100 French recipes in a variety of flavours for every season and taste. Includes delectable desserts and beautiful beverages. Illustrated with charming watercolours.
SHAHEEN PEERBHAI is a chef, teacher, and writer who has worked in Mumbai, Paris, and London at establishments ranging from terroir-driven bistros to Michelin three-star restaurants. She has been awarded prestigious scholarships from The Culinary Trust and The James Beard Foundation that turned her cooking school dreams into a reality, sending her to Le Cordon Bleu Paris and London and to Alain Ducasse Education in France. Shaheen teaches baking classes to thousands of enthusiasts and professionals across India and in London, where she lives. She documents her love for crusty breads and delicate pastries at purplefoodie.com. JENNIE LEVITT is a chef, artist, and food entrepreneur who began her culinary career in rural Italy. Applying the foundations of Mediterranean cuisine to local ingredients and food culture, she opened a boutique catering company that has curated events in cities such as Aspen, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and Bogota. Her latest endeavor is Corelia, all-natural sparkling fruit juices that capture the lush flavor and freshness of the tropics (www.corelia.co). In Paris Picnic Club, Jennie brings food and art together with her watercolor illustrations inspired by the natural beauty of the ingredients themselves. She is a graduate of Williams College and HEC Paris.
" If only we all had friendships like Shaheen and Jennie's-ones focused on gathering people and cooking for them. In Paris Picnic Club, they've created a joyful reminder that great cooking is nothing without the sense of discovery and pleasure that you share with others. You'll find yourself hopscotching in a playground of appealing recipes-make sure you don't miss gems like the Cold-Oven Chicken, which is now a staple in my dinner repertoire." -AMANDA HESSER, cofounder and CEO of Food52; " Brimming over with seasonal produce, the recipes of Shaheen Peerbhai and Jennie Levitt blend classic technique with the diverse flavors of twenty-first-century Paris. A vibrant, eclectic cookbook that radiates modern French charm!" -ANN MAH, author of Mastering the Art of French Eating and The Lost Vintage; " A heartwarming celebration of friendship and good food, this gorgeously illustrated book is brimming with fresh and approachable recipes." -CLOTILDE DUSOULIER, author of Tasting Paris: 100 Recipes to Eat Like a Local and the blog Chocolate & Zucchini;" A beautifully illustrated celebration of the French table, both old and new, with many delicious recipes to inspire gatherings for years to come." - JESSIE KANELOS WEINER, illustrator and coauthor of Paris in Stride: An Insider's Walking Guide and illustrator and author of Edible Paradise.