Rainy Day Recipes
When autumn rains have you stuck indoors, it’s the perfect time to bake up your own storm in the kitchen, or snuggle up with a good book.
”Baking is a unifying force. The smell of baking bread is the smell of sustenance and security.”
– Thomas Keller
In your own kitchen, you can now replicate the baked goodness that has made Bouchon Bakeries famous across the country. The chef behind it all is sharing some of his favorite recipes (and secrets) in their new cookbook, set to be released October 23rd.
Here, you can get a sneak preview of the recipes for Raspberry Macarons, Pain au Chocolat, or Dolce de Leche Eclairs.
Le French Book
While you wait for the goodies in the oven, you can sit down with a book from Le French Book, a new publisher set to bring great French books to new readers across the English-speaking world. They are starting with three terrific crime fiction titles, all hugely successful in France, now available for the first time in English.
To celebrate the e-release of their first three titles, they are running sweepstakes, in which you could win a trip to France, bottles of wine, and other prizes. The books and the giveaways are below:
The Paris Lawyer, by Sylvie Granotier
This is a prize-winning psychological thriller that doubles as a legal procedural by an acclaimed master of French crime fiction. Edgar Award-winning author Thomas H. Cook says it is a "beautifully written and elegantly structured novel about a woman's attempt to solve the central mystery of her life, and several other mysteries along the way. It captures the reader from the first page, and never lets go." Sweepstakes to win a trip to France, 18 bottles of fine French wine and lots of gifts and prizes at http://www.theparislawyer.com starting on September 18.
Treachery in Bordeaux, by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen
This is a classic whodunit set in French wine country. It is the first of a 20-book series that has been made for television in France. New York Times bestselling author William Martin says, "I can see myself savoring many a bottle of wine while enjoying the adventures of Benjamin Cooker in this terrific new series." Sweepstakes to win a trip to France, 18 bottles of fine French wine and lots of gifts and prizes at http://www.treacheryinbordeaux.com starting on October 9.
The 7th Woman, by Frédérique Molay
This bestselling author has been called "the French Michael Connelly." This first-in-series police procedural won one France’s most prestigious crime fiction awards and was voted Best Crime Fiction Novel of the Year. New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni calls it a "taut and terror-filled thriller with a lightning-quick, sinister plot that will keep you guessing to the very end." Sweepstakes to win a trip to France, 18 bottles of fine French wine and lots of gifts and prizes at http://www.the7thwoman.com starting on October 23.