St. Charles City-County Library District Catalog
  cart (0)  
  empty cart

  your account

   catalog searching

     pointer new search
     pointer modify search
     pointer search results

     pointer author
     pointer subject
     pointer title
     pointer title & author
     pointer subject keyword
     pointer title keyword
     pointer isbn
     pointer series title

  branch help
  call number help
My French family table : recipes for a life filled with food, love, and joie de vivre /

My French family table : recipes for a life filled with food, love, and joie de vivre /
Peltre, Beatrice,
Copies: 2; Reserves: 0

Presents a collection of 120 recipes for healthy dishes inspired by classic French cooking, made with ingedients that are gluten free and include whole grains, seasonal produce, and distinct spices.
Add to Cart  Place Reserve    

Call NumberBranchStatusVolume
641.5944 Peltre KL In at KL (Kathryn Linnemann)
641.5944 Peltre SP In at SP (Spencer Road)

 catalog record

Control No. 1253068
LCCN 2015026649
ISBN 9781611801361 -- (hardcover ; -- alk. paper)
ISBN 1611801362 -- (hardcover ; -- alk. paper)
Author Peltre Beatrice
Title My French family table : -- recipes for a life filled with food, love, and joie de vivre / -- Beatrice Peltre.
Edition Statement First edition.
Physical Description 392 pages : -- color illustrations ; -- 27 cm
Series Title Ask Alison recommended
General Note Includes index.
Subject Cooking French
Subject Cookbooks

 annotations (2)

Annotation 1 Presents a collection of 120 recipes for healthy dishes inspired by classic French cooking, made with ingedients that are gluten free and include whole grains, seasonal produce, and distinct spices.

Annotation 2
From celebrated author and blogger Béatrice Peltre comes a much anticipated second book, focusing on everyday foods (all gluten-free) to share with family and friends

To the French, food is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and in Béatrice Peltre’s home, each meal is a small celebration. In her kitchen, bright, colorful ingredients are transformed into wholesome, delicious dishes and served with love. Here, Béatrice’s relaxed, modern approach to classic French cooking meets the challenge of creating healthy meals for the whole family—meals to be shared à table, presented with grace and style.
In My French Family Table, Béatrice offers a beautiful assortment of over 120 recipes for naturally gluten-free dishes that feature whole grains, colorful produce, and distinctive spices. Every meal is an inspired work of love—from breakfast dishes such as Buttermilk, Lemon, and Strawberry Brunch Cake to a lunch of French Green Bean Salad with Croûtons, Olives, and Ricotta Salata alongside a healthy soup or vegetable tart. In the afternoon Béatrice loves to eat the traditional French goûter with her daughter, Lulu, whose favorite snack is Brown Butter Madeleines with Buckwheat and Chocolate Chips. Who could resist a Sunday supper of Chicken Stuffed with Herbs, Walnuts, and Grainy Mustard, followed by the sweet treat of Baked Apricots with Lemon Verbena or the indulgent Chocolate Mousse with Salted Caramel and Matcha Tea Cookies? Béatrice also includes recipes that are particularly child-friendly to cook and eat, inspired by her kitchen adventures with Lulu.
With her creative use of ingredients, Béatrice ups the ante on what family foods can be—incredibly tasty, beautiful, and nourishing. Béatrice’s signature bright photography, impeccable styling, and sweet storytelling make My French Family Table an inspiring collection of recipes for feeding a family and feeding them well.


 reviews (2)

LJ Reviews 2016 May #2

Peltre (La Tartine Gourmande) presents a new collection of family-friendly recipes that just happen to be gluten free, including minestrone soup with cilantro pesto, round zucchini stuffed with millet and vegetables, and saffron-flavored carrot risotto with bay scallops and pistachios. Some of the listed ingredients (e.g., celeriac, flax seed, teff flour) and tools (e.g., mandoline, kitchen scale) may intimidate those just starting out, but Peltre supplies an abundance of stunning photographs to coax them toward the less familiar. Her more than ten years' experience cooking gluten free particularly shines through in recipes for elegant breakfasts, breads, tarts, and desserts. Some dishes include meat and seafood but most are vegetarian. VERDICT Peltre's latest shows how cooking for gluten-free eaters doesn't have to be stressful. Highly recommended for foodies, flexitarians, and confident home cooks who are new to gluten-free cooking.

[Page 95]. (c) Copyright 2016 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Annex Reviews

Food stylist, photographer, and award-winning blogger Peltre (La Tartine Gourmande) takes a "relaxed, modern approach to classic French cooking" with a healthy twist. These 120 gluten-free recipes provide home cooks with attractive, nourishing everyday meals for the family table based on French cooking traditions along with global influences and flavors. Recipes include morning foods, lunch soups, savory tarts, salads, snacks, recipe favorites cooked with daughter Lulu, main and side dishes, and sweet treats. A savory kale and salmon breakfast quiche features a hazelnut crust. Corn, chorizo, and fennel soup is topped with steamed clams and parsley oil for lunch. Afternoon goûter includes chocolate crêpes and buttery madeleines, and there's wine-braised lamb stew with spring vegetables as a main course. Recommended equipment includes a scale, food processor, and mandoline as well as various pastry molds. For best results in baking, Peltre says, cooks need to keep seven types of sugar and multiple gluten-free nut and grain flours on hand. These refined recipes, depicted in Peltre's stunning photos, promote her philosophy that a "healthy relationship with food is essential to happiness." Her obsession with "beautiful food" is infectious, reminding readers that family togetherness comes from moments created around lovingly prepared home meals. (June)

[Page ]. Copyright 2016 PWxyz LLC


 author biography

BÉATRICE PELTRE is the author of the award-winning food blog La Tartine Gourmande (, in which she shares anecdotes about her life, with food at the center of it all. She works as a food writer, stylist, and photographer, and regularly teaches food styling and photography workshops around the world. She was born and raised in a small rural village in northeastern France, in a family where food and its traditions played an essential role—this background has given her a deep respect for beautiful organic homemade food. Her first cookbook, La Tartine Gourmande: Recipes for an Inspired Life (Roost 2012), has been featured in national and international publications, including the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Saveur, Whole Living, Fine Cooking, and many more, as well as on the Martha Stewart Show. She lives in Boston with her husband, Philip, her daughter, Lulu, and her baby son, Rémy.

St. Charles City-County Library District
St. Charles County, Missouri